Color of Nature (An Exploratorium Book)

Color of Nature (An Exploratorium Book)

by PaulDoherty (Author), PatMurphy (Author)


Why is the sky blue and the grass green? What are the colorful secrets of the enigmatic aurora borealis or the ethereal shimmer of a soap bubble? From San Francisco's Exploratorium, the acclaimed hands-on museum behind the best-selling Explorabook, comes The Color of Nature, which delves into these and other intriguing questions. Extraordinary photographs and an engaging text illustrate the fascinating phenomena behind the myriad colors that make up our world -- from moon bows to mandrills, chameleons to hydrangeas. This remarkable volume will fire the imagination of anyone with a passion for nature, science, or photography.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 144
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Published: 01 Dec 1996

ISBN 10: 0811813576
ISBN 13: 9780811813570

Author Bio
Pat Murphy -- senior writer and editor of the Exploratorium Quarterly for over a decade -- is also an award-winning science fiction and fantasy author. She lives in San Francisco. Paul Doherty is currently senior scientist at the Exploratorium Center for Teaching and Learning. William Neill is a renowned landscape photographer and winner of the Sierra Club's Ansel Adams Award for nature photography.