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Why the sky is blue : discovering the color of life / Gèotz Hoeppe ; translated with John Stewart.

Author/Creator:
Hoeppe, Gèotz, 1969-
Publication:
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2007.
Format/Description:
Book
xx, 336 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
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Standardized Title:
Blau, die Farbe des Himmels. English
Subjects:
Color -- History.
Color (Philosophy).
Optics -- History.
Light -- Scattering.
Atmospheric physics.
Language:
Translated from the German.
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.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [299]-323) and index.
Translated from the German.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Edward Potts Cheyney Memorial Fund.
Contributor:
Edward Potts Cheyney Memorial Fund.
ISBN:
9780691124537 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0691124531 (hardcover : alk. paper)
OCLC:
71004215