Why the sky is blue : discovering the color of life (eBook, 2007) [WorldCat.org]
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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
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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.
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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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