Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close

The Rainbow Bridge Rainbows in Art, Myth, and Science

by Raymond L. Lee , Jr.

  • ISBN: 9780271019772
  • ISBN10: 0271019778

The Rainbow Bridge Rainbows in Art, Myth, and Science

by Raymond L. Lee , Jr.

  • List Price: $46.95
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Pennsylvania State Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 06/30/1997
  • ISBN: 9780271019772
  • ISBN10: 0271019778
used Add to Cart $12.48
You save: 73%
Marketplace Item
Description: Venerated as god and goddess, feared as demon and pestilence, trusted as battle omen, and used as a proving ground for optical theories, the rainbow is woven into the fabric of our past and present. From antiquity to the twentieth century, the rainbow has helped inspire and test new ideas about the physical world. Although scientists today understand the rainbow's optics fairly well, its subtle variability in nature has yet to be fully explained.

Throughout history the rainbow has been seen primarily as a symbol -- of peace, covenant, or divine sanction -- rather than as a natural phenomenon. Lee and Fraser discuss the role the rainbow has played in societies throughout the ages, surveying its different guises as a sign of optimism, bearer of Greek gods' messages of war and retribution, and a symbol of the Judeo-Christian bridge to the divine.

The authors traverse the bridges between the rainbow's various roles as they explore its scientific, artistic, and folkloric visions. This unique book, exploring the rainbow from the perspectives of atmospheric optics, art history, color theory, and mythology, will inspire readers to look at the rainbow anew.

Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Seller: BookCellarNH
Location: Nashua, NH Ask seller a question
Condition: Very Good
Has some shelf wear, highlighting, underlining and/or writing. Great used
[...]
Price:
$12.48
Comments:
Has some shelf wear, highlighting, underlining and/or writing. Great used
[...]
Seller: Ergodebooks
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$13.30
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Seller: Midtown Scholar Bookstore
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Condition: Very Good
0271019778 crisp clean w/light shelfwear/edgewear-may have remainder mark.
Price:
$14.03
Comments:
0271019778 crisp clean w/light shelfwear/edgewear-may have remainder mark.
Seller: The Book Cellar
Location: Nashua, NH
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
0271019778 Has some shelf wear, highlighting, underlining and/or writing.
[...]
Price:
$14.03
Comments:
0271019778 Has some shelf wear, highlighting, underlining and/or writing.
[...]
Seller: BookZombie
Location: FRESNO, CA
Condition: Good
0271019778 Spine is cocked, light bumping and minor denting along book
[...]
Price:
$22.43
Comments:
0271019778 Spine is cocked, light bumping and minor denting along book
[...]
Seller: One Stop Shop Bookstore
Location: Memphis, TN
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Price:
$30.91
Comments:
Seller: Caterwaul Books
Location: State College, PA
Condition: Like New
0271019778. 393 p.; "A learned and gracefully written book which surveys
[...]
Price:
$31.50
Comments:
0271019778. 393 p.; "A learned and gracefully written book which surveys
[...]
Seller: Found Books
Location: AUSTIN, TX
Condition: Good
0271019778.
Price:
$32.62
Comments:
0271019778.
Seller: Grendel Books, ABAA/ILAB
Location: West Chesterfield, MA
Condition: Like New
Shipping Icon
0271019778. Color illustrations throughout. First edition. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price:
$39.37
Comments:
0271019778. Color illustrations throughout. First edition. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
.
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).