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Light & Life

By: Michael Gross

Price: $15.00

Publisher: oxford, Oxford University Press: 2002

Seller ID: 247829

ISBN: 0198564805

Condition: Near Fine Condition


Light, like no other physical phenomenon, is linked in a wide variety of ways with the biological phenomenon of life. We can read this page because light is reflected from it, and carries the information to the retina; the oxygen we breathe was produced by photosynthesis; our sense of alertness relies on our biological clock, set using the cues of light and dark. Michael Gross explores the symbiotic relationship of light and life in this intriguing and entertaining book. Starting with astronomy and our relationship with the Sun and dependence on photosynthesis, he then turns to some of the str... View more info