Light Years and Time Travel: An Exploration of Mankind's Enduring Fascination with Light

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An exploration of man s fascination with light

Here is the story of the greatest puzzle in our universe: what is light? Light Years explores our understanding of light from the spiritual interpretations of the Neolithic worshippers at Stonehenge, the Ancient Egyptians and the Mayans, through our first scientific attempts to understand light, and up to the present day. It looks over the shoulders of the great revolutionaries of light theory Bacon, Galileo, Newton, Faraday, Maxwell, Einstein, and Feynman and traces the evolution of light driven–devices from the camera to the laser. This piece of real–life science–fiction explains the mind–bending advances of quantum physics that put light at the heart of all matter and which could finally make time travel possible and change the world as we know it forever. Light Years and Time Travel is an engaging survey of everything we know of the universe s most enigmatic substance.

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PRAISE FOR LIGHT YEARS AND TIME TRAVEL

"This immensely likeable work of pop science traces ‘man’s enduring fascination with light,’ from Aristotle’s plans for a death ray (burning enemy ships with a giant array of mirrors) to a recent experiment that seems to have sent Mozart’s 40th Symphony faster than light, and thus back through time. Clegg is very good at explaining the bizarre properties of light."
–The Guardian

"A fascinating book on a fascinating subject. It brings together all aspects of light in an unusual and compelling manner."
–Sir Patrick Moore

"Light’s properties often seem mysterious to the point of being unfathomable. Yet in this extraordinary book, Brian Clegg manages to explain them through the lives of those so fixated with light that they have shaped our perception of it. . . . Clegg’s accessible writing style manages to encapsulate the lives of light’s disciples with humorous and interesting anecdotes . . . quite awesome!"
–New Scientist

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BRIAN CLEGG holds a degree in physics from Cambridge University and a master s degree in operational research. A consultant and well–known columnist in the business and technology field, he is the author of a dozen books, including Creativity, Imagination Engineering, and Instant Brainpower.

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