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Kaleidoscope Sky

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By: Tim Herd
240 pages, 160 col & b/w illus
Publisher: Abrams
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A magical, illustrated tour of nature's wondrous, almost supernatural sky, "Kaleidoscope Sky" reveals the beauty - and the science - behind Earth's rarest, most unusual celestial phenomena. For centuries, 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.

This book explains the conditions that produce these everyday phenomena, as well as rarer sights including auroras, halos, mirages, arcs and even moonbows (night-time 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 nontechnical 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, observe and even photograph these phenomena.

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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 centre. He lives in Pennsylvania.

Art / Photobook
By: Tim Herd
240 pages, 160 col & b/w illus
Publisher: Abrams
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