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Auroras: Fire in the Sky

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A celebration of nature's spectacular light shows, and a visual feast documenting the kaleidoscopic colors that decorate the sky.

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 harbi
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Hardcover, 144 pages
Published October 13th 2011 by Firefly Books
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Aug 11, 2016 Julia rated it really liked it
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The chief joy of this book are the photographs of the auroras by Yuichi Takasaka. The author, Dan Bortolotti, is wise to let his text take back seat to the incredible pictures, since trying to "talk" about auroras is like trying to capture a will-o-the-wisp in words.

That being said, Bortolotti has some fascinating information on the history of human reactions to the auroras, as well as very clear explanations of why and how and where they occur. I had already known about the connection of the au
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