(Physical Science In Depth Series)
How is light like waves in the ocean? What causes a mirage? How do eyes our translate light into the things we see? What are some forms of light than we cannot see? This title looks at the fascinating nature of light, how its measured, and how it behaves. The book examines some of the exciting ways that light is being used in medicine, astronomy, and communications. It also discusses what the study of the most distant light in space tells us about the origin and future of the universe. Part of the Physical Science In Depth Series, a comprehensive series that uses full color photographs, realistic examples, and captivating text to teach the fundamental concepts necessary to develop a strong understanding of physics. Detailed information is provided in a fun, fact-filled, and fascinating style.