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The Dangerous Allure of the Unseen

Philip Ball

In this wide-ranging cultural history, Philip Ball addresses the concept of invisibility as both an optical phenomena and as a moral dilemma. Taking in Plato and HG Wells, medieval occultism and quantum theory, zebras' stripes and the camouflage used on military ships he asks how invisibility could be achieved, and why it holds such fascination. 
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  • Publisher: Chicago UP
  • Year: 2015
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 332pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • ISBN: 9780226238890
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.6kg
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