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The Resource Auroras : fire in the sky, Dan Bortolotti ; featuring photographs by Yuichi Takasaka

Auroras : fire in the sky, Dan Bortolotti ; featuring photographs by Yuichi Takasaka

Label
Auroras : fire in the sky
Title
Auroras
Title remainder
fire in the sky
Statement of responsibility
Dan Bortolotti ; featuring photographs by Yuichi Takasaka
Title variation
Fire in the sky
Creator
Contributor
Author
Photographer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For millennia, humans have been fascinated with the ghostly green and red curtains of light that shimmer across the heavens on dark, clear nights. Ancient peoples saw these displays as souls of the dead, the torches of the spirits and as harbingers of war. Barely 100 years ago, scientists finally learned that an aurora is created when the Earth's magnetic field is bombarded with charged particles from the sun. When the charged particles collide with oxygen in the atmosphere, auroras with yellows, greens and reds appear. Collisions with nitrogen result in bluish colors. However, our understanding of the physics behind auroras has not detracted from their wonder. Auroras is filled with 80 photographs of one of nature's greatest spectacles, complete with captions that reflect on the folklore, science and beauty of the northern lights. The book poses and answers the many scientific questions about auroras, such as: Why are auroras usually seen only at high latitudes? How do scientists study them? What causes the different colors? Why are massive auroras often followed by blackouts and computer system crashes?"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bortolotti, Dan
Dewey number
538/.768
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC971
LC item number
.B67 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Takasaka, Yuichi
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Auroras
  • Auroras
  • Auroras
Target audience
general
Label
Auroras : fire in the sky, Dan Bortolotti ; featuring photographs by Yuichi Takasaka
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Published in hardcover in 2011 by Firefly Books
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 140) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1029855120
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
143 pages
Isbn
9780228100645
Lccn
2018937925
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780228100645
  • (OCoLC)1029855120
Label
Auroras : fire in the sky, Dan Bortolotti ; featuring photographs by Yuichi Takasaka
Publication
Copyright
Note
Published in hardcover in 2011 by Firefly Books
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 140) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1029855120
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
143 pages
Isbn
9780228100645
Lccn
2018937925
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780228100645
  • (OCoLC)1029855120

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