Sky & Telescope

Kaleidoscope Sky.(Brief article)(Book review)

Kaleidoscope Sky

Tim Herd (Abrams, 2007).

240 pages. $19.95.


In this latest Abrams science-oriented mini-coffee-table book, a meteorologist takes on the atmospheric phenomena that twist light into a wide array of forms and color.

Rainbows, halos, auroras, mirages, and thunderstorms are beautifully represented, and the accompanying text describes the causes for each effect. Although the photographic collection stresses air-oriented sights, Tim Herd notes a few (like the zodiacal light) that originate from astronomical sources. …

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