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Author: Hazel Rossotti
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1985, ©1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Princeton University Press edView all editions and formats
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Uses the scientific basics of matter, energy, and eye structure to discuss the colors of the natural world; the mechanics of color vision; color technology like ceramics and television; the uses of color for camouflage, signalling, symbolism, and conveying mood in art and language; refraction; rainbows; chlorophyll; color blindness; and more.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hazel Rossotti
ISBN: 069108369X 9780691083698 0691023867 9780691023861
OCLC Number: 505513414
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 239 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Part one: Light and dark --
Part two: Lights and colours --
Part three: The natural world --
Part four: Sensations of colour --
Part five: Technology --
Part six: Uses and links.
Responsibility: Hazel Rossotti.

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Uses the scientific basics of matter, energy, and eye structure to discuss the colors of the natural world; the mechanics of color vision; color technology like ceramics and television; the uses of color for camouflage, signalling, symbolism, and conveying mood in art and language; refraction; rainbows; chlorophyll; color blindness; and more.

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Color or the lack of it in the air, water, earth, fire, foods, animals and humans is discussed in Colour. . . . The author answers such puzzling questions as: Why do pebbles look brighter when wet? Read more...

 
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