Page 1. Arthur Zajonc, “Catching the Light”. Page 2. Page 3. Page 4. Page 5. Page 6. Page 7. Page 8. Page 9. Page Page Page Page Page In tracing the history of light, Arthur Zajonc presents an intriguing and dramatic From biblical times to the world of modern optics, Catching the Light is a brilliant. To quantum physicist Max Planck, light consisted of discrete particles or photons. Arthur Zajonc, Author Bantam Books $ (0p) ISBN

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The Shadow of Enlightenment Theresa Levitt. For the ancient Egyptians the nature of light was clear–it simply was the gaze of God. Choose your country or region Close. In the hands of the ancient Greeks, light had become the luminous inner fire whose ethereal effluence brought sight.

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A beautifully composed meditation. However, when allowed to touch the hand as it began to move, he cried out in a voice of triumph, “It’s moving!

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Inthe surgeons Moreau and LePrince wrote about their successful operation on an eight-year-old boy who had been blind since birth because of cataracts. It is a journey that leads from the temples of ancient cultures to the experiences of modern mystics, from the artistic theories of the Renaissance masters to the luminous paintings of Kandinsky, from the scientific perspectives of Newton and Faraday to the revolutionary ideas of thinkers such as Einstein, Planck, and Bohr.


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Ships from and sold by Amazon. For the physicist Richard Feynman, a quantum particle travels all paths, eventually distilling to one path whose action is least–the most beautiful path of all.

In Catching the LightArthur Zajonc takes us on an epic journey into history, tracing how humans have endeavored to understand the phenomenon of light.

Catching the Light by Arthur Zajonc

When the boy’s eyes were healed they removed the bandages and, waving a hand in front of the child’s physically perfect eyes, asked him what he saw. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. One person found this helpful. Physics of the Piano Nicholas J. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. In our contemporary world of modern quantum physics, science plays the greatest part in our theories of light’s origin–from scientific catchong such as Sir Isaac Newton’s “corpuscular theory of light” and Michael Faraday’s “lines of force” arthug such revolutionary ideas as Max Planck’s “discrete motion of a pendulum” the basis of quantum mechanicsAlbert Einstein’s “particles of light” and “theory of relativity,” and Niels Bohr’s “quantum jumps.


Catching the Light

Read more Read less. Arthur is a friend of mine through Anthroposophy and gives a very balanced approach to the spiritual nature and understanding of light from the past – to the present understanding including that knowledge derived from experiment, mathematics, and modern physics.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. How, then, do we see? Blending mythology, religion, science, literature, and painting, Zajonc reveals in poetic detail the human struggle to identify the vital connection between the outer light of nature and the inner light of the human spirit. From the first page this book really pulls you in. Martians of Science Istvan Hargittai. Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist.

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Tje fascinating search into our deepest scientific mystery, Catching the Light is a brilliant synthesis that will both entertain and inform. Light and eyes were not enough to grant him sight.

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