Light and Color in the Outdoors
All of science springs from the observation of nature. In this classic book, the late Marcel 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 sharp eyes and an enquiring mind. From the intriguing shape of the dapples beneath a tree on a sunny day, to rainbows, mi...more
Hardcover, 417 pages
Published April 20th 1995 by Springer
(first published May 31st 1993)
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There are only a few books I absolutely need to have at hand at all times. Marcel Minnaert's masterpiece Light and Color in the Outdoors is one of those books. It is crammed full of information that will be fascinating for anyone who has ever looked with wonder on rainbows, sunsets, shadows, mirages, haloes, and any of the other optical phenomena visible to anyone with the ability to see. It will also literally open your eyes to a broad range of visual wonders that you may never have noticed bef...more