Cold Light By Anita Sitarski

Cold Light

Creatures, Discoveries, and Inventions That Glow


Published by (2007-10-01)

Luminescence sheds light on the adventure of science. Scientists and many others have explored the science and wonder of cold light—the chemistry of animals and things that make light but not heat. A seventeenth-century alchemist tried to turn a stone into gold. He failed, but the stone glowed in the dark instead. The alchemist began to mold the first luminescent objects. A light also came on one night for the famous chemist Robert Boyle. After he saw a raw chicken glowing in his kitchen, he began his own research into luminescence. With light humor, Anita Sitarski brings the thrill of discovery to life as she recounts the stories of the alchemist, chemist Robert Boyle, the adventurers who first saw bizarre creatures glowing in the depths of the sea, and others. Awe-inspiring, full-color photographs accompany the compelling, fact-filled text in these scientific explorations.

Book Details

Format: Hardcover
Price: 16.95 CAD / 16.95 USD
Published: 2007-10-01
ISBN: 9781590784686
Page Count: 48
Trim Size: 7-1/2 x 9-1/2

"With a bibliography that includes rich websites and even a place to purchase bioluminescent organisms for science projects, this should be a first purchase for school and public libraries supporting science-fair participants." —Kirkus Reviews

"Covering a topic of inherent interest to students, this accessible science title will inspire both personal reading and research." —Booklist

"I have rarely read a science book that explains complex concepts so thoroughly and that is such a pleasure to read as this one. . . . When reading this book I felt that the author was speaking to me, telling me a story that she found interesting and wanted me to understand. It was a pleasure to read!" —Library Media Connection