Cover of: The fire within the eye | David Allen Park

The fire within the eye

a historical essay on the nature and meaning of light

Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J .
Written in English.

About the Book

This book is a historical essay on the nature and meaning of light. In The Fire Within the Eye, scientist and author David Park helps us to reconceive the everyday phenomenon of light in profound ways, from spiritual meanings embedded in our culture to the challenging questions put forth by great scientists and philosophers. By creatively synthesizing a broad sweep of historical events and intellectual movements around the theme of light, the author offers readers of all backgrounds a unique perspective on Western civilization itself. - Back cover.

Table of Contents

The power of light
The image and the mind
Rays
The light that shineth in darkness
The end of classical optics
A new age begins
The rise of optical experiment
Enlightenment
Unification
What is light?
Technical terms
References and further reading

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [357]-372) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
535
Library of Congress
QC352 .P34 1997

The Physical Object

Pagination
xiii, 377 p., [8] p. of plates :
Number of pages
377

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1005773M
Internet Archive
firewithineyehis00park
ISBN 10
0691043329
ISBN 13
9780691043326
LC Control Number
96045573
Library Thing
106409
Goodreads
1063967
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