Why do pebbles look brighter when wet? Is there a "right" order in which to arrange a set of colored crayons? Are blue rooms really "cold"? Why do some clothes change color when ironed? What are the colors you see when you press your eyes? To answer these and other questions, Hazel Rossotti uses scientific basics--matter, energy, and eye structure--to discuss the colors of the natural world, the mechanism of color vision, and a range of color technology from ceramics to television. She includes a fascinating discussion of the uses of color, both "prosaic" (as for camouflage, signaling, and symbolism) and "poetic" (for conveying mood in art and language). Dealing with subjects from refraction to rainbows, chlorophyll to color blindness, this book will appeal both to the general reader and to the scientist.
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Discusses the colors of the natural world, the mechanism of color vision, uses of color in technology, and the psychological effects of color.Review:
"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? What are the colors you see when you press your eyelids against your eyes? One reviewer commented that Colour 'shows an encyclopedic knowledge of the subject.'" --New York Times
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1983. Book Condition: Poor. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has soft covers. In poor condition, suitable as a reading copy. Bookseller Inventory # 6001113
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001067478
Book Description Pelican, 1983. Book Condition: good. No Jacket. 1st. EX-LIBRARY 1st paperback, published by Pelican, 1983. Oversize. Usual library marks to spine & inside, minor creasing to spine & covers, tanning to pages. Good. book. Bookseller Inventory # 13610413
Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1983. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Bookseller Inventory # GD-226-41-0542100