Nature's Palette: The Science of Plant Color

Nature's Palette: The Science of Plant Color

By: David Lee (author)Hardback

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"Nature's Palette" is a highly illustrated, immensely entertaining exploration of the science of plant color. Beginning with potent reminders of how deeply interwoven plant colors are with human life and culture - from the shifting hues that told early humans when fruits and vegetables were edible to the indigo dyes that signified royalty for later generations - David Lee moves easily through details of pigments, the evolution of color perception, the nature of light, and dozens of other topics. Through a narrative peppered with anecdotes of a life spent pursuing botanical knowledge around the world, he reveals the profound ways that efforts to understand and exploit plant color have influenced every sphere of human life.

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David Lee is professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Florida International University and research collaborator at Fairchild Tropical Garden in Miami.

Product Details

  • publication date: 04/01/2008
  • ISBN13: 9780226470528
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 384
  • ID: 9780226470528
  • weight: 1034
  • ISBN10: 0226470520

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