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Apollo's fire : a day on Earth in nature and imagination

Author: Michael Sims
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A lighthearted tour of the developmental synergies of life throughout the course of a single day touches on a broad variety of cultural and natural topics, from the color of the sky and the course of the sun to the iconography of prehistoric Egyptian sculpture.
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Genre/Form: History
Miscellanea
Observations
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Sims
ISBN: 9780670063284 0670063282
OCLC Number: 84838263
Description: xxiv, 296 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Morning twilight --
Stephen Dedalus's cosmic address --
Darkness --
The threat of dawn --
A light in the East --
Smiley --
A perfect story --
Chariot --
The endless array --
A year of light --
Down to Earth --
Sun sister and moon brother --
Spin --
Apollo bright and pure --
The sun of fire and water --
Chariot --
Dance --
The day of the sun --
The law of dance --
Not invisible --
The constellations flee --
Mere fire --
High noon --
Shadow show --
Hunt the shadow --
Measure the Earth --
The equation of time --
Written on the sky --
Artificial clouds --
Gunfight in Abilene --
Firmament --
After --
The flapping of a black wing --
A strong metal bowl --
A white-hot arrow --
What makes the wind blow? --
Policeman ozone --
A presumptuous smoke --
The two most beautiful words --
The silent concert --
Glorified sparrows --
The path of the light --
Diamond dust and sun dogs --
Sunset races --
The Nile dries up --
All those cares and fears --
Sic transit --
Feeding time at loch ness --
The evening and the morning --
Two lights --
Nessie and the bat --
The twilight zone --
Three kinds of twilight --
Memory has left the sky --
Afraid of the dark --
Thunderbolt --
The changing of the guard --
Lag --
Darwin's busy plants --
Pillars of light --
Pale fire --
The parish lantern --
A rock in the sky --
The archangel's telescope --
Sunrise on the moon --
The cup of the immortal fluid --
Eclipse --
Infinite --
The lion or the lobster? --
Inconstant star --
Mean time --
The black of night --
Swimming allegories --
This Earth in space.
Responsibility: Michael Sims.
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A lighthearted tour of the developmental synergies of life throughout the course of a single day touches on a broad variety of cultural and natural topics, from the color of the sky and the course of the sun to the iconography of prehistoric Egyptian sculpture.

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Review of Apollo's fire: a day on earth in nature and imagination by Michael Sims published by Viking of London in 2007

Reviewer: W. P. Palmer

The author information on the book's cover states that Michael Sims is `acclaimed for his witty and original take on the natural world.'...
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