Light Scattered by Air

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Science  20 Jan 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5759, pp. 338-339
DOI: 10.1126/science.1121021

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Sky in a Bottle. By Peter Pesic. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2005. 270 pp. $24.95, £16.95. ISBN 0-262-16234-2.

The author weaves together observations and considerations of light, color, atmosphere, and vision to chart the development of our understanding of why Earth's sky is blue.