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Rarest Blue

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Author: Baruch Sterman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release: 2012-11-20
ISBN: 0762790423
Size: 20.49 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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Rarest Blue

by Baruch Sterman, Rarest Blue Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Rarest Blue books, For centuries, dyed fabrics ranked among the most expensive objects of the ancient Mediterranean world, fetching up to 20 times their weight in gold. Huge fortunes were made from and lost to them, and battles were fought over control of the industry. The few who knew the dyes’ complex secrets carefully guarded the valuable knowledge. The Rarest Blue tells the amazing story of tekhelet, or hyacinth blue, the elusive sky-blue dye mentioned 50 times in the Hebrew Bible. The Minoans discovered it; the Phoenicians stole the technique; Cleopatra adored it; and Jews—obeying a Biblical commandment to affix a single thread of the radiant color to the corner of their garments—risked their lives for it. But with the fall of the Roman Empire, the technique was lost to the ages. Then, in the nineteenth century, a marine biologist saw a fisherman smearing his shirt with snail guts, marveling as the yellow stains turned sky blue. But what was the secret? At the same time, a Hasidic master obsessed with reviving the ancient tradition posited that the source wasn’t a snail at all but a squid. Bitter fighting ensued until another rabbi discovered that one of them was wrong—but had an unscrupulous chemist deliberately deceived him? Baruch Sterman brilliantly recounts the complete, amazing story of this sacred dye that changed the color of history.



Blue

Blue PDF
Author: Kai Kupferschmidt
Publisher: The Experiment
Release: 2021-06-08
ISBN: 1615197532
Size: 29.70 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Science
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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Blue

by Kai Kupferschmidt, Blue Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Blue books, A globe-trotting quest to find blue in the natural world—and to understand our collective obsession with this captivating color 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.



Rare And Blue

Rare and Blue PDF
Author: Constance Van Hoven
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN: 1632898497
Size: 44.24 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 48
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Rare And Blue

by Constance Van Hoven, Rare And Blue Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Rare And Blue books, A variety of rare blue species--from the blue lobster to the blue black bear--are rare and unique for a reason. Travel across Earth to discover eight species that are blue in color and are either naturally rare, threatened, or endangered. Panoramic illustrations and a playful main text prompt a search for the blue species at hand, while the page-turn and informative sidebars zoom in to reveal a closer look at the species. There's a lot to uncover about the Karner blue butterfly, blue black bear, blue whale, Quitobacquito pupfish, Cerulean warbler, blue lobster, Eastern Indigo snake, and big bluestem grass. A surprise ending celebrates that planet Earth is the rarest and bluest and must be protected for the sake of all.



Bulletin

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Release: 1922
ISBN:
Size: 75.17 MB
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Category : Science
Languages : en
Pages :
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Bulletin

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Catalogues Of Plants No 1 Arthur J C Coulter J M And Barnes C R Catalogue Of The Phaenogamous And Vascular Cryptogamous Plants Of Indiana 1881

Catalogues of Plants  no  1  Arthur  J C   Coulter  J M   and Barnes  C R  Catalogue of the phaenogamous and vascular cryptogamous plants of Indiana  1881 PDF
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Release: 1881
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Size: 29.74 MB
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Category : Middle States of the United States
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Catalogues Of Plants No 1 Arthur J C Coulter J M And Barnes C R Catalogue Of The Phaenogamous And Vascular Cryptogamous Plants Of Indiana 1881

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The Annual Report For The Year

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Author: Geological and Natural History Survey of Minnesota
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Release: 1882
ISBN:
Size: 22.93 MB
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The Annual Report For The Year

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Old Blue

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Author: Mary Elizabeth Taylor
Publisher:
Release: 2014-04-01
ISBN: 9781775432371
Size: 56.30 MB
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Category : Chatham Island robin
Languages : en
Pages : 32
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Old Blue

by Mary Elizabeth Taylor, Old Blue Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Old Blue books, "In 1979 the black robin of the Chatham Islands was on the brink of extinction, with only five birds left. When the Wildlife Service intervened to rescue them in 1980, there was only one female who could lay fertile eggs. She became known as Old Blue. Today there are 200 or more living black robins - all of them her descendants"--Publisher information.



Every Saturday

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Release: 1872
ISBN:
Size: 45.33 MB
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Every Saturday

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