Auroras: Fire in the Sky
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Auroras: Fire in the Sky

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This book 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.
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published October 13th 2011 by Firefly Books
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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...more
Lynda Koenig
It was like a picture book for adults - fun and interesting.
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