Throughout history, the knowledge and culture of each civilization have been expressed through its science, its literature, and its arts. To fully appreciate the beauty of our natural world, we should appreciate and understand both the scientific and the artistic interpretations.
Glossary of Terms
Sensation of overall light intensity, ranging from dark, through dim, to bright.
The material in leaves that strongly reflects green light.
Color name (e.g., red, yellow, green) that distinguishes one color from another.
Chemical process by which plants produce sugar from water and carbon dioxide by using sunlight.
Display of colors due to refraction in raindrops or other droplets of water.
Selective scattering of light by small particles; it makes the sky appear blue and the setting sun red.
Purity of a color (similar to “chroma” or “color intensity”) .
Distance between two successive wave crests or troughs.
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