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Nature S Palette

Author : David Lee
ISBN : 9780226471051
Genre : Science
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Though he didn’t realize it at the time, David Lee began this book twenty-five years ago as he was hiking in the mountains outside Kuala Lumpur. Surrounded by the wonders of the jungle, Lee found his attention drawn to one plant in particular, a species of fern whose electric blue leaves shimmered amidst the surrounding green. The evolutionary wonder of the fern’s extravagant beauty filled Lee with awe—and set him on a career-long journey to understand everything about plant colors. Nature’s Palette is the fully ripened fruit of that journey—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—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, from organic chemistry to Renaissance painting to the highly lucrative orchid trade. Lavishly illustrated and packed with remarkable details sure to delight gardeners and naturalists alike, Nature’s Palette will enchant anyone who’s ever wondered about red roses and blue violets—or green thumbs.
Category: Science

Nature S Palette

Author : Patrick Baty
ISBN : 9780691222714
Genre : Art
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A gorgeous expanded edition of Werner's Nomenclature of Colours, a landmark reference book on color and its origins in nature First published in 1814, Werner's Nomenclature of Colours is a taxonomically organized guide to color in the natural world. Compiled by German geologist Abraham Gottlob Werner, the book was expanded and enhanced in 1821 by Patrick Syme, who added color swatches and further color descriptions, bringing the total number of classified hues to 110. The resulting resource has been invaluable not only to artists and designers but also to zoologists, botanists, mineralogists, anatomists, and explorers, including Charles Darwin on the famous voyage of the Beagle. Nature's Palette makes this remarkable volume available to today's readers, and is now fully enhanced with new illustrations of all the animals, plants, and minerals Werner referenced alongside each color swatch. Readers can see "tile red" in a piece of porcelain jasper, the breast of a cock bullfinch, or a Shrubby Pimpernel. They can admire "Berlin blue" on a piece of sapphire, the Hepatica flower, or the wing feathers of a jay. Interspersed throughout the book are lavish feature pages displaying cases of taxidermy, eggs, shells, feathers, minerals, and butterflies, with individual specimens cross-referenced to the core catalog. Featuring contributions by leading natural history experts along with more than 1,000 color illustrations and eight gatefolds, Nature's Palette is the ideal illustrated reference volume for visual artists, naturalists, and anyone who is captivated by color.
Category: Art

Nature S Palette

Author : Leopold Nowak
ISBN : 0500252467
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Seven Deadly Colours

Author : Andrew Parker
ISBN : 0565093991
Genre : Color in nature
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In this book, Andrew Parker takes the colors of the spectrum as his keys to the natural world. In clear and accessible style, he shows how color plays a vital role in the struggle for life, and that nature's palette is far more miraculous than had been previously imagined--so miraculous in fact that it fools and misleads eyes all the time, both of animal predators and their prey. With vivid and fascinating examples of how color has affected animals in different environments across the globe, Seven Deadly Colours not only shows the endless wonder of the natural world but also extends our understanding of evolution itself.
Category: Color in nature

Nature S Palette

Author : John Schwegman
ISBN : UIUC:30112122610295
Genre : Wild flowers
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Category: Wild flowers

Colors Of The West

Author : Molly Hashimoto
ISBN : 1680510975
Genre : Art
File Size : 37.37 MB
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"Organized by color, 'Colors of the West' emphasizes the importance of truly 'seeing' the outdoor spaces around us. The introductory text helps beginners get started with watercolors, while more than 150 of [the artist's] own hand-drawn and painted scenes ... inspire anyone to pick up a paintbrush. Techniques and tips for outdoor sketching with watercolors are included throughout"--Publisher's description.
Category: Art

British Columbia

Author : Frank Townsley
ISBN : 9781460277737
Genre : Travel
File Size : 37.89 MB
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British Columbia is blessed with spectacular beauty and diversity, from its coastal shores and temperate rainforests to the Rocky Mountains, from its southern deserts to the northern sub-Arctic tundra. This book will take you on a wondrous and extensive journey through British Columbia in all its seasons, divulging not only its varied landscapes, but displaying some of the abundantly rich nuances of plant and animal life, many existing nowhere else in Canada. The book will showcase rarely seen wildflowers, berries ready for the picking, as well as mushrooms, lichens, mosses, and ferns all fighting for light on the forest floors. It will unveil unique wildlife behaviour, colourfully painted insects, pesky rodents, stunning birdlife (and their lovably whimsical offspring), and a profusion of majestic land and marine mammals. Images of Vancouver and Victoria, as well as abandoned relics from the past returning to nature all complement British Columbia’s natural beauty, becoming essential to the inherent mosaic that defines this province. With its varied and wondrous landscapes, graced by its diversity of flora and fauna, British Columbia is arguably one of the most unique gems of this planet, all the while shouting out for its preservation. www.frank-townsley.pixels.com
Category: Travel

Nature S Palette Gorgeous Sunset Notebook 8 5 X 11 120 Pages Writing Journal Diary

Author : G. R. G R A C E
ISBN : 9798661267368
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This gorgeous sunset notebook will be your companion whenever inspiration strikes. With its big size, you get plenty of space on every page to write. Some key features: High Quality White Paper 8.5" x 11" Size College Ruled 120 Pages Beautiful Cover (Matte) Take notes, practise journaling or use it as a composition book. Perfect for gifting your friends, spouse, teacher, parents, etc.
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Nature S Fabric

Author : David Lee
ISBN : 9780226180625
Genre : Nature
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Leaves are all around us—in backyards, cascading from window boxes, even emerging from small cracks in city sidewalks given the slightest glint of sunlight. Perhaps because they are everywhere, it’s easy to overlook the humble leaf, but a close look at them provides one of the most enjoyable ways to connect with the natural world. A lush, incredibly informative tribute to the leaf, Nature’s Fabric offers an introduction to the science of leaves, weaving biology and chemistry with the history of the deep connection we feel with all things growing and green. Leaves come in a staggering variety of textures and shapes: they can be smooth or rough, their edges smooth, lobed, or with tiny teeth. They have adapted to their environments in remarkable, often stunningly beautiful ways—from the leaves of carnivorous plants, which have tiny “trigger hairs” that signal the trap to close, to the impressive defense strategies some leaves have evolved to reduce their consumption. (Recent studies suggest, for example, that some plants can detect chewing vibrations and mobilize potent chemical defenses.) In many cases, we’ve learned from the extraordinary adaptations of leaves, such as the invention of new self-cleaning surfaces inspired by the slippery coating found on leaves. But we owe much more to leaves, and Lee also calls our attention back to the fact that that our very lives—and the lives of all on the planet—depend on them. Not only is foliage is the ultimate source of food for every living thing on land, its capacity to cycle carbon dioxide and oxygen can be considered among evolution’s most important achievements—and one that is critical in mitigating global climate change. Taking readers through major topics like these while not losing sight of the small wonders of nature we see every day—if you’d like to identify a favorite leaf, Lee’s glossary of leaf characteristics means you won’t be left out on a limb—Nature’s Fabric is eminently readable and full of intriguing research, sure to enhance your appreciation for these extraordinary green machines.
Category: Nature

The New Education

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ISBN : SRLF:D0003004405
Genre : Education
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Category: Education

Nature Based Leadership

Author : Stephen B. Jones
ISBN : 9781489710949
Genre : Nature
File Size : 27.44 MB
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Nature Based Leadership inspires, illuminates, and entertains those who are willing to learn from Nature. A collection of personal reflections from a natural resources scientist, university president, philosopher, leadership scholar, Nature enthusiast, and Earth citizen, this book evokes deep emotions and stimulates the reader to think deeply about our relationship with this planet we call home. The author walks a fine line between prose and lyricism. Some of these essays instruct of Natures pleasurable terror via the authors experience. Others do so through his tales of the power of Natures beauty, awe, wonder, and majesty. All of the essays draw indelible lessons from or inspired by Nature. The lessons spur the reader to look, to see, to feel, and to act for the good of the individual, the enterprise, and our one Earth. These essays will leave you hungry for more of Natures wisdom and inspiration.
Category: Nature

The Nature Of Autumn

Author : Jim Crumley
ISBN : 9781910192474
Genre : Nature
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Longlisted for the Wainwright Prize, a pilgrimage through the shapes and shades of autumn. In autumn nature stages some of its most enchantingly beautiful displays; yet it's also a period for reflection – melancholy, even – as the days shorten and winter's chill approaches. Charting the colourful progression from September through October and November, Jim Crumley tells the story of how unfolding autumn affects the wildlife and landscapes of his beloved countryside. Along the way, Jim experiences the deer rut, finds phenomenal redwood trees in the most unexpected of places, and contemplates climate change, the death of his father, and his own love of nature. He paints an intimate and deeply personal portrait of a moody and majestic season. "A delightful meditation." Stephen Moss, The Guardian "Breathtaking...this magical pilgrimage visits enchanting and hidden places...with characteristic moments of close observation, immersion and poetry Crumley witnesses the melancholic textures and haunting transformations of this most beautiful season. This nature book is a delight." Miriam Darlington, BBC Wildlife "Crumley always manages to combine an extraordinary depth of...knowledge with vivid warm writing and a clear love of what he is writing about....Crumley is one of an endangered species – the real naturalists. Enchanting." Sara Maitland, BBC Countryfile "A cornucopia of autumnal delight." Polly Pullar, The Scots Magazine "A book that quietly celebrates life, at the very moment life is most quietly celebrating itself." Brian Morton, Herald "A love song to earth's reviver and replenisher." Dundee Courier
Category: Nature

Plant Genetics

Author : Carl-Erik Tornqvist
ISBN : 9781438107035
Genre : Botany
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Looks at the genetics of plants through historical scientific achievements, discussions of diversity, agricultural practices, and comparisons to animal and human genetics.
Category: Botany

Earth Inc

Author : Gregory Unruh
ISBN : 9781422157855
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 37.64 MB
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Having trouble reconciling your desire to do good by the environment while also moving your company forward? In Earth, Inc., Gregory Unruh shows you how to embed sustainability into everything your company does - profitably. Providing prescriptive steps that will inform your business decisions, Unruh will help you launch your company into eco-minded practices. His five Biosphere Rules apply the laws of nature as a guide for efficient and innovative business operations. Instead of a linear value chain, Unruh offers a cyclical value chain - a chain that offers both sustainability and profitability, for now and for the future.
Category: Business & Economics

Algonquin Park

Author : Jan Rinik
ISBN : 9781459503120
Genre : Nature
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Most visitors to Algonquin Provincial Park experience its beauty during the summer months. This book shows readers the diversity of wildlife and striking landscapes that appear throughout fall, winter, and spring. Images and text together create a compellingly beautiful portrait of Algonquin Park, capturing the wildlife, forests, lakes, plants, flowers, and even mushrooms that illustrate the incredible diversity of the park through all seasons. Talented painters, illustrators, and photographers Jan and Martin Rinik have spent years creating the rich range of visuals contained in this book. More than 200 colour illustrations grace these pages, along with 125 photographs of the park in all four seasons. With training as a biologist, Martin Rinik contributes authoritative information on the many species found in the park. The result is a stunning and informative portrait one of the most diverse natural habitats in the world.
Category: Nature

Drawing Super Review

Author : Charles Lederer
ISBN : 0738669954
Genre : Art
File Size : 54.84 MB
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Get all you need to know with Super Reviews! Each Super Review is packed with in-depth, student-friendly topic reviews that fully explain everything about the subject. The Drawing Super Review covers perspective, color, advanced techniques, and more! Take the Super Review quizzes to see how much you've learned - and where you need more study. Makes an excellent study aid and textbook companion. Great for self-study! DETAILS - From cover to cover, each in-depth topic review is easy-to-follow and easy-to-grasp - Perfect when preparing for homework, quizzes, and exams! - Review questions after each topic that highlight and reinforce key areas and concepts - Student-friendly language for easy reading and comprehension - Includes quizzes that test your understanding of the subject
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Growing Girls

Author : Susan A Miller
ISBN : 9780813541563
Genre : Social Science
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In the early years of the twentieth century, Americans began to recognize adolescence as a developmental phase distinct from both childhood and adulthood. This awareness, however, came fraught with anxiety about the debilitating effects of modern life on adolescents of both sexes. For boys, competitive sports as well as "primitive" outdoor activities offered by fledging organizations such as the Boy Scouts would enable them to combat the effeminacy of an overly civilized society. But for girls, the remedy wasn't quite so clear. Surprisingly, the "girl problem"?a crisis caused by the transition from a sheltered, family-centered Victorian childhood to modern adolescence where self-control and a strong democratic spirit were required of reliable citizens?was also solved by way of traditionally masculine, adventurous, outdoor activities, as practiced by the Girl Scouts, the Camp Fire Girls, and many other similar organizations. Susan A. Miller explores these girls' organizations that sprung up in the first half of the twentieth century from a socio-historical perspective, showing how the notions of uniform identity, civic duty, "primitive domesticity," and fitness shaped the formation of the modern girl.
Category: Social Science

Poetry Of The Soul

Author : Audrey Williams
ISBN : 1456797514
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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My poetry is in essence about spiritual awakening. Each verse a moment of passion (in all its forms) captured in a weaving of words. They are designed to have many layers of meaning, responsive to the mood and need of the reader. I aspire to be the woman I would hope to be, to achieve that I must carry on my own journey of creative and spiritual awakening. Enjoy my poetry; let them cast their glamour before you, arousing your senses and creativity.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Brands And Their Companies

Author : Linda D. Hall
ISBN : 0787689513
Genre : Brand name products
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Category: Brand name products