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Abdul Razak, Mariatulqabtiah (2017) Light and life. In: Nature's Yield and Wonders of Art (NYAWA)17: Light. Universiti Putra Malaysia Press, Serdang, Selangor, pp. 67-68. ISBN 9789679604269

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Since the 10th century B.C., light has been appreciated as a source of energy. Psychologically, a powerful ray of light can induce calmness and excitement in humans. We have been told in the holy books of Islam, Judaism, and Christianity, how the Queen of Sheba (Balqis) had lived with hundreds of windows that allowed beams of sunlight in every morning before she prostrated in front of them. It is probably through this ancient practice that the physician Niels Finsen was inspired to use light to treat diseases and developed the first artificial light source for this purpose back in the 1900s.

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Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
Notes: NYAWA '17: Nature's Yield and Wonders of Art held at Serdang Gallery, Faculty of Design and Architecture, Universiti Putra Malaysia on 8 November 2017 - 30 April 2018
Keywords: Light; Life
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2018 11:04
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2018 11:04
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