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Children's Nonfiction Weather

Exploring the Sky by Day

The Equinox Guide to Weather and the Atmosphere

by (author) Terence Dickinson

illustrated by John Bianchi

Publisher
Firefly Books
Initial publish date
Jun 2023
Category
Weather, Environmental Science & Ecosystems
Recommended Age
10 to 17
Recommended Grade
5 to 12
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780920656716
    Publish Date
    Sep 1988
    List Price
    $9.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780920656730
    Publish Date
    Sep 1988
    List Price
    $17.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780228104308
    Publish Date
    Jun 2023
    List Price
    $9.95

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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.

About the authors

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

Terence Dickinson's profile page

Tucson-based John Bianchi is a popular children's illustrator and author whose picture books have entertained millions of young readers since 1986. He has illustrated almost 50 children's books, including 15 of his own stories. His zany cartoon style is especially effective at bringing stories alive for beginning readers.

John Bianchi's profile page

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