Light and Color in the Outdoors

  • Authors
  • MarcelĀ Minnaert

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Marcel Minnaert
    Pages 1-8
  3. Marcel Minnaert
    Pages 9-44
  4. Marcel Minnaert
    Pages 45-58
  5. Marcel Minnaert
    Pages 59-94
  6. Marcel Minnaert
    Pages 111-130
  7. Marcel Minnaert
    Pages 131-135
  8. Marcel Minnaert
    Pages 137-160
  9. Marcel Minnaert
    Pages 161-184
  10. Marcel Minnaert
    Pages 185-258
  11. Marcel Minnaert
    Pages 259-319
  12. Marcel Minnaert
    Pages 321-369
  13. Marcel Minnaert
    Pages 371-376
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 377-417

About this book


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, mirages, and haloes, to the colors of liquid, ice, and the sky, to the appearance of the sun, moon, planets, and stars - Minnaert describes and explains them all in clear language accessible to the layman. This volume includes 80 new photographs, over half in color, illustrating many of the phenomena - ordinary and exotic - discussed in the book. Most of the new photos are by Pekka Parviainen, the renowned Finnish nature photographer.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-94413-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-2722-9
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