480 pages, Col plates, figs, tabs
An updated and revised second edition of the acclaimed classic Have you ever wondered why the sky is blue, or a ruby red? This classic volume studies the physical and chemical origins of color by exploring fifteen separate causes of color and their varied and often subtle occurrences in biology, geology, mineralogy, the atmosphere, technology, and the visual arts. It covers all of the fundamental concepts at work and requires no specialized knowledge. Author Kurt Nassau includes hundreds of illustrations, tables, and photographs--as well as end--of--chapter problems--that aid in visualizing the concepts discussed. An updated bibliography permits readers to pursue their own particular interests and an expanded series of appendices cover advanced topics. The Physics and Chemistry of Color, Second Edition is a one--of--a--kind treatment of color that provides both detailed physical and chemical properties of color and a more general overview of the subject. It will prove highly useful to specialists and non--specialists alike--and fascinate those with varied interests from optics to art history.
...a fascinating journey into the world of colour. (Chemistry in Britain, January 2002) "excellent survey covering all aspects of the chemistry and physics of colour" (Asia Pacific Coatings Journal, December 2001) "No-one could read this book without learning something new about the world of colour." (Chemistry & Industry, 3 June 2002) "There is an immense amount of knowledge in this book... It can be recommended to keep this volume on your desk so that you can reach out for it..." (CIE News, Vol. 64)
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