In 1960, when the first laser began to glow, a new era began for humanity. The light no one had ever seen suddenly began to change science fiction into science fact. This well-documented volumes traces the development of lasers and then examines modern uses for this supertool in industry, scientific research, communications, the military, medicine, and entertainment.
"The author takes a complex scientific discovery and makes it relevant to the reader. For example, in the introduction, there are many references to popular subjects, such as the book or movie The War of the Worlds, the cartoon, movie, or television characters Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers, the starships Enterprise and Voyager, and the Star Trek TV shows (or movie) Star Trek. Among the periodicals referenced are Time, U.S. News & World Report, Good Housekeeping, Science, Aviation Week, Space Technology, and Smart Computing. Also, many Internet sources are presented. I recommend this nonfiction book for children and young adults."
--Science Books & Films (October 2004)
Price: US $32.10