Why is the sky blue? How high are the clouds? What causes lightning and thunder? Can you find the end of the rainbow? Written in a concise, reader-friendly question-and-answer format, this informative guide is illustrated with hundreds of captivating photographs. Now kids can find the answers to dozens of questions about the natural wonders of the sky and weather. They’ll learn about various weather conditions, including humidity, fog, and storms, and be introduced to the different types of clouds, including cumulus, cirrus, and stratus. Clouds that can be mistaken for flying saucers, the white “clouds” that appear behind jet planes, and other celestial phenomena such as the Northern and Southern Lights, shooting stars, and rainbows are also explained. A wonderful resource for curious kids!
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Frank Staub is a photographer and writer specializing in nature, foreign cultures, and adventure sports. His photographs have been featured in more than 30 books, most of which he wrote, and he has received 7 national awards.
Grade 5-7–Clouds may be the main thrust here, but they are accompanied by data on air pollution, crepuscular rays, the atmosphere, air pressure, and a variety of other weather and astronomic subjects. The question-and-answer format will appeal to general browsers. Small, full-color captioned photos and diagrams abound. Experiments include making a rainbow with a garden hose, checking evaporation rates in sun and shade, and measuring the dew point. This volume will not supplant other titles on your shelves, but will provide enjoyment for curious browsers, and perhaps prove helpful to classroom teachers or homeschooling parents.–Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY
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