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Kaleidoscope Sky
     

Kaleidoscope Sky

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by Tim Herd
 
A magical, illustrated tour of nature's wondrous, almost supernatural skyscapes, Kaleidoscope Sky reveals the beauty—and the science—behind Earth's rarest, most unusual celestial phenomena.

For millennia, the sky has provided a spectacular show with bright, quiet sunrises and fiery red sunsets, the wispy, whimsical patterns of clouds passing

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A magical, illustrated tour of nature's wondrous, almost supernatural skyscapes, Kaleidoscope Sky reveals the beauty—and the science—behind Earth's rarest, most unusual celestial phenomena.

For millennia, the sky has provided a spectacular show with bright, quiet sunrises and fiery red sunsets, the wispy, whimsical patterns of clouds passing overhead, or the violent thrill of lightning flashing at night. In Kaleidoscope Sky, author Tim Herd explains to the armchair voyager the conditions that produce these everyday phenomena, as well as rarer sights including auroras, halos, mirages, arcs, and even moonbows (nighttime rainbows often too faint to capture on film). Although the subject is complex, Herd provides a clear, accessible guided tour of the fleeting, ephemeral works of art that populate the heavens' own natural museum. Herd's non-technical treatment reveals his own appreciation for (and wonder at) the awesome and wonderful palette of the sky above us. In addition to shedding light upon the causes of these unusual spectacles, Herd provides tips on the best ways to predict, locate, and observe these phenomena.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810993976
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/2007
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 6.25(h) x 1.25(d)

Meet the Author

Tim Herd is a meteorologist and naturalist, and also the writer, broadcaster, and producer of Nature Newswatch, which is nationally syndicated by Copley News Service and Nature Newswatch Wildlife Almanac Productions. He is the founder of The Roving Nature Center, the country's first mobile environmental education center. He lives in Pennsylvania.

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Kaleidoscope Sky 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is new to the scene but has the potential to be a great success. The photography in the book goes beyond 'pictures' and takes it to the level of artistry. Tim has a very articulate way of describing the science behind nature's wonders. All ages can find something of interest to capture their attention.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago