Exploring the Sky by Day: The Equinox Guide to Weather and the Atmosphere
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Publisher: Firefly Books

Edition Notes: Second Edition
Author Statement: by Terence Dickinson and illustrated by John Bianchi
Audience: Juvenile
Age range lower: 10
Age range upper: 17
Specs: full color throughout, diagrams, further reading, index
Pages: 72
Trim Size: 8 1/4" X 8 1/4"
Language code 1: eng
Publication Date: 20230315
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Exploring the Sky by Day: The Equinox Guide to Weather and the Atmosphere

Winner of the Children's Roundtable Literature Information Book Award.

Ideal for inquisitive children and adults alike, astronomer Terence Dickinson's classic guide Exploring the Sky by Day offers fascinating insight into clouds, weather and other phenomena we witness in the sky. The book first introduces the reader to the atmosphere and the 10 types of clouds, and then answers nearly every question a young reader might have about the sky and weather:

  • How fast do raindrops travel?
  • What causes a rainbow?
  • What causes lightning?
  • Why is the sky blue?
  • Why are tornadoes so destructive?
  • And many, many more!

The book also covers less common sky phenomena, such as sundogs, haloes and auroras, and discusses more general topics like climate zones, seasons and weather forecasting. Brought to life with dozens of photographs and the color illustrations of John Bianchi, Exploring the Sky by Day provides an excellent introduction to weather and the atmosphere.

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Terence Dickinson is one of the most respected and popular astronomy writers in North America. He is the author of the best-selling guidebook NightWatch and a long list of other astronomy books, among them The Backyard Astronomer's Guide, The Hubble Space Telescope, Splendors of the Universe and Exploring the Night Sky.

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