- Title: It's Raining Frogs and Fishes: Four Seasons of Natural Phenomena and Oddities of the Sky
- Author: Jerry Dennis
- ISBN: 9780060921958
- Page: 474
- Format: Paperback
A spellbinding look into the natural world s most fascinating and baffling phenomena, with illustrated explanations of rainbows, meteors, sunsets, hurricanes, the northern lights, and dozens of other curiosities of the sky.
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I enjoyed The Windward Shore: A Winter on the Great Lakes Jerry Dennis, and the title of this 1992 book by him intrigued me. I enjoy scientific non-fiction, and so the subtitle was also interesting.Certainly this book has many wonderful details, and I smiled when Dennis says, in the introduction: "We've tried to make the book as useful as possible, dividing it by sections into four seasons, so it can be used as a kind of field guide. Hopefully it will anticipate some excellent questions. Perhaps [...]
Lovely little book, either to cruise through or dip into. Conversational writing style and beautiful illustration. While most of the lore and phenomena discussed are US centred, it's universal enough that it can still be enjoyed.
Great explanation of so many natural events. As the author intended, you can find the answer to so many questions that you've wondered about. But I could only read the first section which was about happenings in Spring and then had to put it down and think about it. This is not the lyrical, philosophic Jerry Dennis that I enjoyed in the past but an enjoyable teacher. I intend to read the rest of the seasons as they happen.
It's Raining Frogs and Fishes: Four Seasons of Natural Phenomena and Oddities From the Sky by Jerry Dennis (Harper Collins 1992) (551.6) is a great book of the natural history of weather and weather-related phenomena. It's full of my kind of trivia. My rating: 6.5/10, finished 4/18/12.
Picked this one off the shelf because of its cover and title. I may not have learned much new information, apart from how entertainingly erroneous Pliny the Elder was, but it was a good refresher and reminder about how awesome our sky is.
I love this book! It is giving me all kinds of ideas for cool "air" powers in the next Gaia Girls book. Glenn Wolff's illustrations are amazing. I want posters of them! Thought I would share this as I am back to work on Gaia Girls Air Apparent.
It is fairly infomitive and I look forward to flaunt what I learned at the next picnic I attend.
An interesting read about the seasons, weather, the sky, our planet and space. Many fascinating facts that I will forget. Now I know where to find them.
Very interesting. From skies precipitating fish to rainbows in the fog, this brings out the mystical, magical side of the beauty of life.
One of my favorite nonfiction books. I read it again, and loved it again. Ahhhh it just makes my brain feel good.
great book on seasons
Fun read as natural "oddities" are always excellent subjects. Informative too without being technical. Delightful.
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