My Textbook

In 2022 I published my first* optics textbook ‘Introduction to Visual Optics: A Light Approach’, and I’m really proud of how it turned out. My goal was to make optics fun and visually appealing in order to help make the content accessible to as many students as possible, with the idea that after working through my book, they’ll have the core knowledge to be able to graduate onto reading Tunnacliffe, Efron etc.

If you’ve read the book and you’d like to leave me a testimonial for me to share on my website below, then please click this link.

If you’re an instructor and you’re interested in using my book for your teaching – you can request an inspection copy at the link here.

If you’re a student and you’d like your institution to get a copy for their library then you should speak to your module leader and encourage them to ask for an inspection copy.

If you’d like to purchase your own copy, then it’s available in lots of places at a range of prices (look for the sales):

Elsevier UK

Elsevier US

Amazon UK

Amazon US



Barnes and Noble

*assuming there might ever be more than one?