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Author Heidorn, Keith C.

Title The field guide to natural phenomena : the secret world of optical, atmospheric, and celestial wonders / Keith Heidorn & Ian Whitelaw.

Publication Info. Buffalo, N.Y. : Firefly Books (U.S.), 2010.


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Description 223 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Cover title.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and webography (pages 218-219) and index.
Contents Celestial phenomena. The universe in motion -- Our solar system -- The moon -- Casting shadows -- Identification guides. Meteors -- The seasons -- The phases of the moon -- Eclipse of the moon -- Eclipse of the sun -- Optical phenomena. Light from the sun -- Clear air phenomena -- Water droplet phenomena -- Rainbows -- Ice crystal phenomena -- The curtains of heaven : the Aurora. Identification guides. Superior mirage -- Rainbows -- Light pillars -- Aurora -- Atmospheric phenomena. And the wind doth blow -- Clouds -- Precipitation -- Humidity based phenomena -- Frost flowers and ice ribbons -- Identification guides. Waterspouts -- Lenticular clouds -- Snowflakes -- Electrical phenomena. Fire in the sky, fire at sea -- Lighting : fire thrown from the heavens -- Fire and brimstone -- Thunder : voice of the heavens -- Jets, sprites, ELVES, and trolls -- Lightning rocks! -- Will o' the wisp : the fairy lights -- Identification guide. Lightning bolts -- Geological phenomena. The shaking earth -- Erosion -- Ancient remains -- Rising and falling -- Identification guides. Volcanoes -- Geysers -- Aquatic phenomena. Rides -- Oceans in motion -- The ocean waves -- Biological phenomena -- Frozen waters -- Identification guide. Tides.
Summary Provides an illustrated tour through the universe's most theatrical and mysterious events, including eclipses, the Aurora borealis, St. Elmo's fire, dust devils, petrified forests, ball lightning, and salt lakes.
Subject Optics -- Popular works.
Astronomy -- Popular works.
Meteorology -- Popular works.
Aquatic sciences -- Popular works.
Electronics -- Popular works.
Added Author Whitelaw, Ian, 1953-
Added Title Natural phenomena
ISBN 9781554077076 : $24.95

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