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Author Berthier, Serge.

Title Iridescences [electronic resource] : the physical colors of insects / Serge Berthier ; [translator, Capucine Lafait].

Published New York : Springer, c2007.


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Physical description 1 online resource (x, 160 p.) : ill. (chiefly col.)
Notes Includes indexes.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Iridescence -- 2. Why colors -- 3. Lepidoptera description and scales of observation -- 4. Coleoptera description and observation scales -- 5. Changing colors : structures or pigments? -- 6. Physical colors, chemical colors basics of solid state optics -- 7. 1-dimensional structures : interferences -- 8. 2-dimensional structures : interferences and diffraction -- 9. 3-dimensional structures : crystalline diffraction -- 10. Amorphous structures : scattering -- 11. Pigments and pigmentary colors -- 12. Thermoregulation and spectral selectivity.
Summary Butterflies and coleopterans are beautifully colored insects. This book aims to understand the origin of these brilliant colors from a physics perspective. It explains the different physical phenomena and shows numerous color illustrations. It is suitable for optical physicists, biologists, and teachers alike.
Language notes Translated from the French.
Notes Description based on print version record.
Subject Iridescence.
Insects -- Color.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780387341200