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Published: 24 March 2016

340 Pages


ISBN: 9780198766957

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A History of Optics from Greek Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century

Olivier Darrigol

  • This book is the only recent history of optics of this scope and academic rigor
  • Clear, accessible synthesis of recent scholarship, including novel contributions of the author
  • Conceptual precision with abundant illustration
  • Attention to effects of long-term memory
  • Attention to the evolution of cultural contexts and to changes in disciplinary divisions and connections
  • Accessible to broad variety of readers interested in origins of modern optics