Why the Sky Is Blue: Discovering the Color of Life

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Why is the sky blue? Parents don't know what to say when their children ask. Why the Sky Is Blue answers this ancient and surprisingly complex question in a more entertaining and accessible way than ever before. Gotz Hoeppe takes the reader on a historical and scientific journey to show the various ways people in different times and places have explained why the sky looks blue. The richly illustrated story begins with ancient myths and philosophy and ends with the cutting-edge science of optics, statistical ...

Why the Sky Is Blue: Discovering the Color of Life 2007, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691124537

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