Nature's Palette : The Science of Plant Color
"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.
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- David Lee
- Hardback | 384 pages
- 60 x 90 x 29.97mm | 1,034g
- Publication date
- 04 Jan 2008
- The University of Chicago Press
- University of Chicago Press
- Publication City/Country
- Chicago, IL, United States
- Illustrations note
- 438 colour plates, 31 halftones, 83 line drawings
- Bestsellers rank