From early myths to the latest LEDs, light has been “the magician of the cosmos.” But what is light? Is it God? Truth? Particle or wave? This “radiant history” sees light through the eyes of mystics, sages, artists, poets, and scientists. Like the Nobel-winning physicist who studied light “because it’s so much fun,” Bruce Watson enjoys taking readers along in search of this eternal force of nature. Light explores ancient observatories and Gothic cathedrals, Galileo’s workshop and Isaac Newton’s “darken’d chamber.” Readers will visit Rembrandt’s studio and watch stunning sunrises at Stonehenge and at Newgrange in Ireland. The story follows light as it is captured by cameras, framed by Impressionists, and electrified by Thomas Edison. Finally, Light brings us to a world remade by lasers performing everyday miracles, making ours truly the Age of Light.