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Light and Color in the Outdoors : Light & Color in the Outdoors - Marcel Minnaert

Light and Color in the Outdoors

Light & Color in the Outdoors

Hardcover Published: 13th April 1995
ISBN: 9780387979359
Number Of Pages: 449

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All of science springs from the observation of nature. In this classic book, the late Professor Minnaert accompanies the reader on a tour of nature's light and color and reveals the myriad phenomena that may be observed outdoors with no more than a pair of eyes and an enquiring mind. From the intriguing shape of the dapples beneath a tree on a sunny day, via rainbows, mirages, and haloes, the colors of liquid, ice, and the sky, to the appearance of the sun, moon, planets, and stars - Minnaert describes and explains them all in a clear language accessible to laymen. This new English edition is supplemented by 80 plates, over half of them in color, taken by the acclaimed photographer Pekka Parviainen, illustrating many of the phenomena - ordinary and exotic - discussed in the book.

"Minnaert's book is a gem!...It is a wonderful book that should be known by everyone who has an interest in the natural visual world." Am. J. Phys. "...just about everything imaginable that refracts or reflects light or shows color...a marvelous book, one that I highly recommend to every observer" Sky & Telescope

Light and Shadows
Reflection of Light
Refraction of Light
The Curvature of Light rays in the Atmosphere
The Measurement of Intensity and Brightness of Light
The Eye
Afterimages and Contrast Phenomena
Judging Shape and Motion
Rainbows, Haloes, and Coronas
Light and Color of the Sky
Light and Color of the Landscape
Luminous Plants, Animals, and Stones
Measuring Angles out of Doors
Photographing Natural Phenomena
Further Notes and References
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ISBN: 9780387979359
ISBN-10: 0387979352
Series: Light & Color in the Outdoors
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 449
Published: 13th April 1995
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.9