Visible and Invisible

The Wonders of Light Phenomena

  • OlmesĀ Bisi

Part of the Astronomers' Universe book series (ASTRONOM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Olmes Bisi
    Pages 1-47
  3. Olmes Bisi
    Pages 49-99
  4. Olmes Bisi
    Pages 101-163
  5. Olmes Bisi
    Pages 165-216
  6. Olmes Bisi
    Pages 217-281
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 283-314

About this book


Light phenomena have intrigued humankind since prehistory. Think of the rainbow, a sunset on the sea, a game of shadows. Humans have always used light for their own needs, from cooking food to illuminating a room.

However, light is not only limited to what we can see with our eyes. The invisible part of the electromagnetic spectrum is broad and dynamic. This book outlines the mysteries and wonders of electromagnetism, heat, and light. It also covers the history of our scientific understanding of light.

The dark as well as the bright sides of light are fully explored in these pages, from their impact on our world to their use in cutting-edge technologies in a variety of fields. Numerous full-color images and drawings complement the text, and light phenomena are explained in a simple and engaging way.


Aristarchus Theories on Light Beginner Optics Diagnostic Imaging and Photonics Electromagnetism for General Audiences Lighting Technologies Science of Color Science of Light Science of Photosynthesis Uses of Electromagnetic Theory

Authors and affiliations

  • OlmesĀ Bisi
    • 1
  1. 1.Science and Methods for EngineeringUniversity of Modena and Reggio EmiliaModenaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-09824-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-09825-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1614-659X
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-6651
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