IT is always difficult, if not impossible, to separate the principles of a science from the applications of them, and the author has, perhaps wisely, not attempted to do so. On the other hand, while a student may be able to master the principles so far as they have been made clear, he can never hope to become practically acquainted with the innumerable applications of such a subject as colour. Therefore, we have here a very good account of the fundamentals, and a similarly good account of some of the applications, while other of the latter are treated in so limited a manner that it can scarcely be claimed that they are fairly presented. With these few exceptions, which indeed the author from his preface evidently appreciates, we have a very useful general treatise on colour which includes 130 well-selected diagrams, curves, and tables, so that for very many purposes the book will be found sufficient in itself. But at the end of every section references are given to other text-books and to original papers to facilitate a more extended study.
Color and its Applications.
By M. Luckiesh. Pp. xii + 357. (London: Constable and Co., Ltd., 1915.) Price 16s. net.
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J., C. Color and its Applications . Nature 98, 366–367 (1917). https://doi.org/10.1038/098366b0