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Full spectrum : how the science of color made us modern / Adam Rogers.

Rogers, Adam, 1970- (author.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library 152.145 ROG (Text) 33500013407044 New Checked out 07/01/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781328518903
  • ISBN: 1328518906
  • ISBN: 9780358449379
  • ISBN: 0358449375
  • ISBN: 9780358449010
  • ISBN: 0358449014
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2021.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
"A lively account of our age-old quest for brighter colors, which changed the way we see the world, from the best-selling author of Proof: The Science of Booze"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 April #1
    Photons and Pixar movies. Chromophores, cosmetics, and cave art. In this entertaining and effective account, Rogers explores the nature of color and exactly how we perceive, create, and utilize colors via an appealing mix of neuroscience, chemistry, physics, and culture. The importance of color goes beyond the way light bounces off various objects. Rogers explains, When we see colors, our brains are processing nothing less than the invisible subatomic world in action. Color is the way the deep mysteries of matter and energy say hello. His discussion covers pigments (including ubiquitous titanium oxide found in paper, paint, and pharmaceutical products), an Asian beetle whose armor is the whitest white in the world, rainbows and prisms, wavelengths, Isaac Newton's Opticks, how the brain and eye work together to understand color, linguistics, artificial intelligence, and art (Monet's images of the Rouen Cathedral at different times and seasons, Mark Rothko's abstract expressionist works). Whether one's personal palette tends to Tyrian purple or warm earth tones, there is surely something in this kaleidoscopic portrait of color science to catch every eye and stir every imagination. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

ADAM ROGERS is the New York Times best-selling author of Proof: The Science of Booze, a finalist for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award and winner of an IACP Award and a Gourmand Award. He is a Senior Correspondent at Wired. 

Subject: Color > Physiological effect.
Color > Psychological aspects.
Color vision.
Color (Philosophy)
Color (Philosophy)
Color > Physiological effect
Color > Psychological aspects
Color vision

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