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Published: 06 May 1999

348 Pages | 16 pp black and white plates, 6 halftones, 15 line drawings


ISBN: 9780195108187

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City of Light

The Story of Fiber Optics

Jeff Hecht

Sloan Technology

  • Clearly explains the origins and mechanisms of a technology used by all, and understood by almost no one
  • A definitive history that includes a variety of characters and experimental efforts, from the 19th century to the present
  • Hecht's enthusiasm encourages the reader to enjoy the story of discovery for its own sake, not just its significance to our society