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The kids' book of clouds & sky

Author: Frank Staub
Publisher: New York : Sterling, 2005, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : English : 1st pbk. ed. 2005View all editions and formats
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Introduction to the sky and how it is affected by weather in a question and answer format.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Children's nonfiction
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Staub
ISBN: 1402728069 9781402728068 0806978791 9780806978796
OCLC Number: 61277632
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 79 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: What can I tell from the sky? --
What is the sky made of? --
Why is the sky blue? --
Why is the sky light blue down low and dark blue up high? --
Why does the sky's color change at the beginning and end of the day? --
Why does the sun seem to change shape as it rises and sets? --
What time is twilight? --
Is it true the you can tell direction from the sun? --
What makes air humid? --
What are clouds --
Making a cloud --
Do clouds affect temperature? --
What causes rain and snow? --
How high are the clouds? --
What makes the sky overcast? --
How do cumulus clouds form on sunny days? --
What kind of cloud brings sudden, hard rain showers? --
Why are cumulonimbus clouds often swollen at the top and bulging at the bottom? --
What causes lightning and thunder? --
What are the most dangerous storms? --
What clouds look like stratus and cumulus combined? --
What are the high, thin, feathery clouds? --
What are the long, white clouds behind jet airplanes? --
Are there other high clouds made of ice crystals? --
Are there in-between clouds-neither high nor low? --
What clouds look like flying saucers? --
What if I see more than one kind of cloud? --
What are fog and haze? --
What is air pollution? --
Do volcanic ash and forest fire smoke affect the sky? --
What are those bright bands, ribbons, and columns I see in the sky? --
Is the atmosphere the same everywhere? --
Weather reports talk about high and low pressure. What does that mean? --
Why is the air often clear before a storm --
Where does the wind come from? --
Is the saying "red sky in the morning, sailors take warning" true? --
Can you find the end of the rainbows? --
What about double rainbows? --
Why do people say "mountains make their own weather"? --
Weather forecasters talk about "fronts" --
What are they? --
How can I tell when a warm front is passing through? --
What are northern and southern lights? --
Why is the moon white, and why does it look so big? --
Why does the moon seem to change shape? --
What am I looking at when I look at the stars? --
What are shooting stars and stars with tails? --
How can I become sky-wise? --
Glosssary --
Index --
About the author.
Other Titles: Kids' book of clouds and sky
Responsibility: written and photographed by Frank Staub.

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Teaches you about what you see in the sky. This book is illustrated in full colour throughout with over 200 colour photographs and additional colour line drawings. It offers a basic introduction to  Read more...

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