Nature's Palette

The Science of Plant Color

Author: David Lee

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226471055

Category: Science

Page: 432

View: 1676

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.

Seven Deadly Colours

The Genius of Nature's Palette

Author: Andrew Parker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780565093990

Category: Color in nature

Page: 286

View: 8375

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.

Colors of the West

An Artist's Guide to Nature's Palatte

Author: Molly Hashimoto

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781680510973

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 3225

"Putting a brush in the hands of new artists, young and old, heightens their awareness of the power and beauty of nature." - Molly Hashimoto Learn to observe, sketch, and paint nature from an award-winning outdoor artist and art teacher - Explains how to "see" color depending on time of day, season, atmosphere, and more - More than 170 illustrations, featuring iconic national parks - Improve your nature painting skills or learn a fun new hobby you can do outdoors Colors of the West explores wild places through the lens of watercolor "en plein air" painting, a French term meaning literally "in the open air." Steeped in the natural world, award-winning artist Molly Hashimoto has sketched in the outdoors and worked as a plein air artist and teacher for more than 20 years. In that time she has filled more than 40 sketchbooks with landscapes, vignettes, studies of flora and fauna, and natural history notes--all created while visiting some of the West's most stunning landscapes. This new book is organized by color, a unique approach to teaching both intermediate and budding artists how to really see color in the outdoor spaces around them, and then apply it to journals, other art projects, or simply beautiful memories. The average person can see 17,000 colors (!), so Molly explains the concept of palette, that is the range of colors that unites elements of geography, geology, and the different kinds of light created by atmosphere, season, and latitude. Molly's own hand‐drawn sketches and paintings of familiar Western landscapes help convey these colors, along with sidebars and insets on individual species (trees, birds, mammals, and other flora and fauna) and historical notes related to the park or site she has sketched. Tips and techniques for outdoor journaling and painting are included throughout. From the green hues found on Cascade Head on the Oregon Coast and in Yellowstone's quaking aspens, to the reds that highlight the rocks in Arches National Park and the Redwoods of California, readers and artists of all levels will learn a new appreciation for the colors of the West--and how the details of natural beauty can be revealed when we stop, observe, and pay attention to the outdoor world.

Legends Lives and Loves Along the Inside Passage

Author: Dudley (Chris) Christian


ISBN: 0991685334


Page: N.A

View: 2800

HARDCOVER So have a care, or petition an inquiry. Remember how certain individuals were discriminated against by upper ship officers, who let this continue for years, without understanding. Feel the disgust as the injustice exacerbated as the number of personnel increased. Probe the incompetent union reps who pretended indifference and compounded the problems. Who am I? The first Black employee to be Chief Engineer, who was assaulted by a pro boxer, who the company never charged. The Racial Discrimination are documented inside the pages of this book. The details of abuse, oppression, and distress endured while working the ships as they sailed thru the waters of BC. As Bligh made Christian forever relevant with the Bounty and Bligh's mistreatment of his crew, so too has this company made my name relevant with the Ferries, where I continued to suffer without an advocate to my claims for retribution... and thereby I became, from January 1969 until June 2004, the "BLACK mark on their Lily White Sides"

Color Inspirations

More Than 3,000 Innovative Palettes from the Colourlovers.Com Community

Author: Darius A. Monsef IV

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1600619452

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 2023

"Color Inspirations contains some of the very best color palettes from the popular website, organized by color family in a logical, easy-to-use format. In this complete reference, you'll discover 3,286 fresh, inspiring color palettes--ready to be applied to your latest design or project and complete with accurate CMYK, RGB and HEX values. In fact, you can use the included CD to import any color palette into your design software immediately. This comprehensive book also includes a brief primer on color theory and an inspiration section that will help you discover new color combinations in the world around you. It contains everything you need to find the best color palettes for your project in a snap."--Publisher description.

Nature's Day

Author: Kay Maguire

Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions

ISBN: 9781847807076

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 6940

Discover the world of wonder on your doorstep with this first book of nature.

Nature's Fabric

Leaves in Science and Culture

Author: David Lee

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022618059X

Category: Nature

Page: 456

View: 8999

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.

Werner's Nomenclature of Colours

Adapted to Zoology, Botany, Chemistry, Mineralogy, Anatomy and the Arts


Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780565094454


Page: 78

View: 1970

The Life of a Leaf

Author: Steven Vogel

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226859398

Category: Nature

Page: 303

View: 1851

In its essence, science is a way of looking at and thinking about the world. In The Life of a Leaf, Steven Vogel illuminates this approach, using the humble leaf as a model. Whether plant or person, every organism must contend with its immediate physical environment, a world that both limits what organisms can do and offers innumerable opportunities for evolving fascinating ways of challenging those limits. Here, Vogel explains these interactions, examining through the example of the leaf the extraordinary designs that enable life to adapt to its physical world. In Vogel’s account, the leaf serves as a biological everyman, an ordinary and ubiquitous living thing that nonetheless speaks volumes about our environment as well as its own. Thus in exploring the leaf’s world, Vogel simultaneously explores our own. A companion website with demonstrations and teaching tools can be found here:

Your Strategy Needs a Strategy

How to Choose and Execute the Right Approach

Author: Martin Reeves,Knut Haanaes,Janmejaya Sinha

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1625275862

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 271

View: 7804

What approach does your company use to develop and execute its strategy? We are confronted with a plethora of different approaches and frameworks which purport to answer this questionfrom the classic Michael Porter approach to Kim and Mauborgne's blue ocean strategy to Steve Jobs' build it and they will come” philosophy. The answer? There is no one approach that works for everyonebut there is a best approach for your specific context. And it has never been more important to choose the right one: not only has the number of different approaches proliferated ten-fold over the past 40 years, but the environments in which executives must formulate and execute strategy have become increasingly diverse and complex. The difference between winning and losing has never been greater. And using the right approach pays off: firms that successfully match their approach to their environment realize significantly better returns than those who don't. And, they avoid the common frustrations stemming from lack of perceived relevance and engagement around on the strategy process. How you choose and execute the right approach is the focus of this book. From Global BCG strategy experts Martin Reeves, Knut Haanæs, Janmejaya Sinha (and based on the bestselling article in Harvard Business Review),Your Strategy Needs a Strategy offers a practical guide to help you to match your approach to strategy to your environment and execute it effectively, to combine different approaches for companies which operate in multiple environments, and to lead your organization in making better strategic choices. Organizing approaches into five strategic archetypesBe Big, Be Fast, Be First, Be the Orchestrator, Be Viablethe authors explain the conditions under which each is appropriate, when and how to execute each one, and how to avoid common strategy traps. They richly illustrate the idea with interviews with CEOs from different industries from around the globe. For anyone leading a business or charged with developing a winning strategy this book is for you. The world of strategy is thick with opposing ideas and frameworks;Your Strategy Needs a Strategy will help you cut through the noise and find clarity on which approach is your best bet.

Nature's Colors

Dyes from Plants

Author: Ida Grae

Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780020123903

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 229

View: 3703

Two hundred and sixty-eight recipes for natural dyes are fully tested and proportioned for practical home preparation

Petroglyph National Monument Establishment Act of 1989

Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Public Lands, National Parks, and Forests of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred First Congress, First Session, on S. 286 ... Albuquerque, NM, April 28, 1989

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Subcommittee on Public Lands, National Parks, and Forests

Publisher: N.A


Category: National monuments

Page: 206

View: 7332

House and Garden

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Architecture, Domestic

Page: N.A

View: 5860

The Ultimate Mixing Palette: a World of Colours

Author: Jane Blundell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781320762618


Page: N.A

View: 5385

PDF - This could be the most useful watercolour reference book you will ever find. This book has been designed for use by anyone with an interest in watercolour, whether beginner or very experienced artist. It contains hand-painted mixing charts created using a palette of only fifteen carefully chosen colours. Every possible 2-colour mix is shown, along with the most useful 3-colour mixes. The charts have been professionally photographed and colour-matched to be as true to life as possible. Each page is rich with notes about the various colour mixes and their suggested uses in paintings. This is a private PDF listing. Please do not share.

Masterpieces in pietre dure

Palazzo Pitti, the Uffizi and other museums and monuments in Florence

Author: Anna Maria Giusti

Publisher: Mondadori Electa


Category: Art

Page: 87

View: 8463

The Linnean

Newsletter and Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London

Author: Linnean Society of London

Publisher: N.A


Category: Botany

Page: N.A

View: 4953