IT'S RAINING FROGS AND FISHES is a generously illustrated inquiry into wonders of the sky: Why is the sky blue? Where do meteors originate? What causes rainbows, mirages, and the colors of the sunset? Why do some birds and insects migrate, and how do they navigate over hundreds or thousands of miles to do it? How have civilizations throughout history viewed the aurora borealis, tornadoes, eclipses, and the bizarre but well documented cases of fish, reptiles, snails, and even snakes that have rained to earth? Author Jerry Dennis and illustrator Glenn Wolff approach such questions with curiosity and wit, and suggest ways to observe first-hand extraordinary weather, astronomical anomalies, and odd and interesting wildlife of the skies.
This updated edition of the national bestseller is a spellbinding look into the natural world's most fascinating and baffling phenomena, with illustrated explanations of rainbows, meteors, sunsets, hurricanes, the northern lights, bird and insect flight, and dozens of other curiosities. Subjects are arranged by season, and each is discussed in a concise and entertaining style that blends the most recent scientific findings with historical anecdotes, personal observations, and examples of the lore and superstitions that have always surrounded phenomena of the skies.
About the Author
Glenn Wolff grew up in northern Michigan but he began his career in New York City as an illustrator for THE NEW YORK TIMES, VILLAGE VOICE, the Central Park Conservancy, and the New York Zoological Society. In addition to his collaborations with Jerry Dennis, he has illustrated a broad range of subjects, including food, Christmas, mythical beasts, and lost continents. Glenn’s mixed media fine art is shown throughout the U.S. and Canada and is included in numerous private and public collections. More on his work can be found at www.glennwolff.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I've always loved this book! It really helped me understand so many things about nature - from why the sky is blue to what causes the northern lights. I love the way it's written. It's funny and heartfelt and extremely informative at the same time. It's beautifully illustrated too. Definitely one of my favorites!
I enjoyed reading this book and was entertained by the infomation it presented. The artwork introducing the chapters was quite beautiful.
I m not entertained too boring-ish