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Why the sky is blue : discovering the color of life

Why the sky is blue : discovering the color of life

Author: Götz Hoeppe
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : EnglishView all editions and formats

Why is the sky blue? Parents don't know what to say when their children ask. This illustrated work answers this ancient and surprisingly complex question. It takes the reader on a historical and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Götz Hoeppe
ISBN: 9780691124537 0691124531
OCLC Number: 1158773789
Notes: Translated from the German.
Awards: Commended for ASLI Choice Book Awards: History Category 2007
Description: xx, 336 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Of philosophers and the color blue --
A blue mixture : light and darkness --
Aerial perspective --
A color of the first order --
Basic phenomenon, or optical illusion? --
A polarized sky --
Lord Rayleigh's scattering --
Molecular reality --
Ozone's blue hour --
The color of life.
Other Titles: Blau, die Farbe des Himmels.
Responsibility: Götz Hoeppe ; translated with John Stewart.


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Winner of the 2010 Louis J. Battan Author's Award, American Meteorological Society Honorable Mention for the 2007 Atmospheric Science Librarians International Choice Award, Historical Category "As Read more...

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