It's Raining Frogs and Fishes

Dennis, Jerry

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It's Raining Frogs and Fishes is a generously illustrated inquiry into wonders of the sky: Why is the sky blue? Where do meteors originate? What causes rainbows, mirages, and the colors of the sunset? Why do some birds and insects migrate, and how do they navigate over hundreds or thousands of miles to do it? How have civilizations throughout history viewed the aurora borealis, tornadoes, eclipses, and the bizarre but well documented cases of fish, reptiles, snails, and even snakes that have rained to earth? Author Jerry Dennis and illustrator Glenn Wolff approach such questions with curiosity and wit, and suggest ways to observe first-hand extraordinary weather, astronomical anomalies, and odd and interesting wildlife of the skies.This updated edition of the national bestseller is a spellbinding look into the natural world's most fascinating and baffling phenomena, with illustrated explanations of rainbows, meteors, sunsets, hurricanes, the northern lights, bird and insect flight, and dozens of other curiosities. Subjects are arranged by season, and each is discussed in a concise and entertaining style that blends the most recent scientific findings with historical anecdotes, personal observations, and examples of the lore and superstitions that have always surrounded phenomena of the skies.PRAISE: ';Amusing and illuminatingThis writer-artist team shines a bright and lovely light on nature.' Los Angeles Times';Charming, informative, humorous, and scholarly embraces wind and weather, the sun, the moon and stars, the seasons of the year and the effect of these things on the denizens of this planet. It is a delight.' Nelson Bryant, columnist forThe New York TimesVastly entertaining, valuable... Makes natural history so much fun the reader is sucked from paragraph to paragraph, page to page, chapter to chapter.' St. Louis Post-DispatchThis delightful look at nature...is a cornucopia of fact and lore. Wit, humor, wonder, and reverence spice and season the vignettes herein. It's Raining Frogs and Fishesreminds adults especially in this hectic, fast-paced, just-do-it world that it is more than OK, it is desirable, to be child-like and to look up at the heavens and ask why. Toledo Blade

  • Formato Ebook

    EPUB

  • Dispositivi supportati

    Kobo, Androids, iPhone/iPad, E-Readers, Computer (Mac/PC)

  • Editore

    Diversion Books

  • Protezione

    DRM

  • Lunghezza

    265 pagine (edizione cartacea)

  • Lingua

    Inglese

  • ISBN

    9780989333191