Blue : in search of nature's rarest color

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Adult Nonfiction - South Wing Main Floor
535.6 K9649
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215 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
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Originally published in Germany as Blau by Hoffmann und Campe in 2019.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-212).
"Search human history and you'll quickly conclude that we've been enamored of blue at least since the pharaohs. So, it's startling to turn to the realms of nature and discover that "true" blue is truly rare. From the rain forest's morpho butterfly to the blue jay flitting past your window, few living things are blue--and most that appear so are performing sleight of hand with physics or chemistry. Cornflowers use the pigment found in red roses to achieve their blue hue. Even the blue sky above us is a trick of the light. Science journalist Kai Kupferschmidt has been fascinated by blue since childhood. In Blue, his quest to understand the science and nature of his favorite color takes him from a biotech laboratory in Japan and a volcanic lake in Oregon to Brandenburg, Germany--home of the last surviving blue-feathered Spix's macaws. Whether it's deep underground where blue crystals grow or miles overhead where astronauts gaze down at our "blue marble" planet, wherever we do find Earth's rarest color, it always has a story to tell." -- inside front jacket flap.
Text in English, translated from the German.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Kupferschmidt, K. (2021). Blue: in search of nature's rarest color . The Experiment.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Kupferschmidt, Kai. 2021. Blue: In Search of Nature's Rarest Color. New York: The Experiment.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Kupferschmidt, Kai. Blue: In Search of Nature's Rarest Color New York: The Experiment, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Kupferschmidt, Kai. Blue: In Search of Nature's Rarest Color The Experiment, 2021.

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