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The Visible Spectrum and Beyond
By Megan Watzke
By Kimberly Arcand
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Format:Hardcover $29.99 $37.99 CAD
This item is a preorder. Your payment method will be charged immediately, and the product is expected to ship on or around October 27, 2015. This date is subject to change due to shipping delays beyond our control.
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Light allows us to see everything around us, but humans can only see a sliver of all light, known as the electromagnetic spectrum. Here, Kim Arcand and Megan Watzke present the subject of light as never before. Organized along the order of the electromagnetic spectrum, each chapter focuses on a different type of light. From radio waves, harnessed for telecommunications, to X-rays, which let us peer inside the human body and view areas around black holes in deep space, Arcand and Watzke show us all the important ways light impacts us. An introductory chapter describes what light is and how it behaves, while hundreds of full-color photographs and illustrations demonstrate concepts and make for a stunning book that’s a joy to read and browse.
- "Beautiful and absorbing...Any astronomy enthusiast would be struck with joy while reading through this book"—Dave Eicher, Astronomy.com
- "Highly informative and a feast for the eyes"—Mario Livio, author of The Golden Ratio
- "Entertaining as well as educational"—Phil Plait, Slate
- "Light is a treat for the mind as well as the eyes."—GeekWire.com
- On Sale
- Oct 27, 2015
- Page Count
- 208 pages
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