Bova explores the origins of light and life in the formation of our solar system; the complex and deep-seated place of light in our evolution and history; the uses of light in painting, photography, and movies; how great scientists have groped to understand the very essence of light; and a myriad of other intriguing and engaging aspects of illumination. 100 illustrations.

The Beauty of Light 1988, Wiley, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780471625803