Exploring the Sky by Day: The Equinox Guide to Weather and the Atmosphere (Paperback)

Exploring the Sky by Day: The Equinox Guide to Weather and the Atmosphere By Terence Dickinson, John Bianchi (Illustrator) Cover Image

Exploring the Sky by Day: The Equinox Guide to Weather and the Atmosphere (Paperback)

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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.

Terence Dickinson, one of Canada's best-loved amateur-astronomy writers, gained renown for unraveling the mysteries of the cosmos. His down-to-earth style made him the award-winning best-selling author of 14 astronomy books, including NightWatch, The Backyard Astronomer's Guide, The Universe and Beyond and Hubble's Universe. The cofounder and former editor of SkyNews, Canada's national astronomy magazine, Dickinson was a recipient of the Order of Canada and two honorary doctorates. He died of complications from Parkinson's on February 1, 2023.
Product Details ISBN: 9780228104308
ISBN-10: 0228104300
Publisher: Firefly Books
Publication Date: June 13th, 2023
Pages: 72
Language: English