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Author Eckstut, Joann.
Title The secret language of color : science, nature, history, culture, beauty of red, orange, yellow, green, blue & violet / Joann Eckstut and Arielle Eckstut.
Published New York : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers : Distributed by Workman Pub., ©2013.
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 Floor4  QC495.3 .E25 2013    IN LIBRARY
Description 240 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [234]-235) and index.
Contents Physics and chemistry -- Red -- Universe -- Orange -- Earth -- Yellow -- Plants -- Green -- Animals -- Blue -- Humans -- Violet.
Summary Explores color's countless manifestations, providing insight into such phenomena as the visible spectrum, light absorption and reflection, how humans see color, how vision evolved, the sky, rainbows, colored gems, animal pigmentation, how animals use color to find mates and to protect themselves, and the use of color in human religion, ritual, design, navigation, communication, and personal identity.
Subject Color -- Popular works.
Related Names Eckstut, Arielle.
ISBN 9781579129491
OCLC number 828893320