Nature's Palette: The Science of Plant Color (Hardback)David Lee (author)
Hardback 384 Pages / Published: 04/01/2008
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"Nature's Palette" is a highly illustrated, immensely entertaining exploration of the science of plant color. Beginning with potent reminders of how deeply interwoven plant colors are with human life and culture - from the shifting hues that told early humans when fruits and vegetables were edible to the indigo dyes that signified royalty for later generations - David Lee moves easily through details of pigments, the evolution of color perception, the nature of light, and dozens of other topics. Through a narrative peppered with anecdotes of a life spent pursuing botanical knowledge around the world, he reveals the profound ways that efforts to understand and exploit plant color have influenced every sphere of human life.
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 1034 g
Dimensions: 60 x 90 x 30 mm
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