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  • Hardcover: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (21 Dec. 1983)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471867764
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471867760
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 3 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,221,920 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"...investigates just how an organic pigment such as chlorophyllinteracts with white light to produce a green color, why the sky isblue, why rubies are red...fundamental concepts needed tounderstand these phenomena are covered so that no specializedknowledge is required." ( SciTech Book News, Vol. 25, No. 4,December 2001)

"...a fascinating journey into the world of colour."(Chemistry in Britain, January 2002)

"...discusses 15 causes of color and is intended to fill the gapbetween a general elementary discussion of color and a highertechnical level?Nassau has clearly accomplished this goal."(Choice, Vol. 39, No. 6, February 2002)

"excellent survey covering all aspects of the chemistry andphysics of colour" (Asia Pacific Coatings Journal, December2001)

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"Overall, Pharmaceuticals: Classes, Therapeutic Agents and Areas ofApplications, Vol. 1–4 are a massive resource for those workingwith pharmaceuticals...these four volumes build a strong and broadfoundation to those new to these fields....they also act as avaluable aid to memory to those already involved in therapeuticareas...provide[s] a clear, concise and, above all, usefulreference work.
It is recommended as stock reading for anyone with an interest incolour chemistry and the physical science relating the interactionof light and matter". (The Alchemist, 25 March 2002)

"No–one could read this book without learning something newabout the world of colour." (Chemistry & Industry, 3June 2002)

"There is an immense amount of knowledge in this book.... It canbe recommended to keep this volume on your desk so that you canreach out for it..." (CIE News, Vol. 64)



"...a fascinating journey into the world of colour." ( Chemistryin Britain, January 2002)

"excellent survey covering all aspects of the chemistry andphysics of colour" (Asia Pacific Coatings Journal, December2001)

"No–one could read this book without learning something newabout the world of colour." (Chemistry & Industry, 3June 2002)

"There is an immense amount of knowledge in this book.... It canbe recommended to keep this volume on your desk so that you canreach out for it..." (CIE News, Vol. 64)

--This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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??discusses 15 causes of color and is intended to fill the gap between a general elementary discussion of color and a higher technical level?Nassau has clearly accomplished this goal.? Choice Vol. 39, No. 6 February 2002 --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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By charlie on 23 Nov. 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
I really rate this book. It is really well explained with good diagrams. It also has appendixes in the back which cover all the maths behind it. I have just finished all science A levels and it is quite tough at times, especially some of the maths at the back. I think it is ideal for an undergrad studying physics, chemistry or maths, but a keen minded A level student should be able to get through it with maybe a little help form his/her science teacher.
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Format: Hardcover
The book goes through the causes of color in a very well organized manner. The author discusses incandescence, fluorescence, phosphorescence, ligand field theory and all other causes of color. It is written so that any reader with a bachelors degree in chemistry or physics could easily understand it. It contains very informative appendices. I highly recommend the book to science types who are interested in color and its causes.
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By A Customer on 8 Jun. 1999
Format: Hardcover
Nassau succeeds in presenting a very readable treatment on the causes of color in natural and synthetic materials. He strikes a good balance between technical detail and ease of digestion, and leaves the more complex material for appendices.
The volume is enlightening, informative, fairly complete and enjoyable reading, even for those casually interested in the subject.
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Format: Hardcover
Discusses a number of topics in a short and clear way. Of course more topics could be discussed and more in depth, but Nassau does a good job keeping the book small and pleasantly readable. After reading it you will have gained a fair insight in the diversity of colour generation. Photo's could be better.
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By GaGaGate on 23 Oct. 2014
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The book is good.
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