Nature's Palette : The Science of Plant Color

Nature's Palette : The Science of Plant Color

Description

"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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Details

Author(s)
David Lee
Format
Hardback | 384 pages
Dimensions
60 x 90 x 29.97mm | 1,034g
Publication date
04 Jan 2008
Publisher
The University of Chicago Press
Imprint
University of Chicago Press
Publication City/Country
Chicago, IL, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
438 colour plates, 31 halftones, 83 line drawings
ISBN10
0226470520
ISBN13
9780226470528
Bestsellers rank
831,788