The book poses and answers the many scientific questions about auroras: Why are auroras usually seen only at high latitudes? How do scientists study them? What causes the different colors?
Author: Dan Bortolotti
Publisher: Firefly Books
A celebration of nature's spectacular lightshows, 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 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: 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? Auroras is where cutting-edge science meets the stuff of dreams.
Auroras: Fire in the Sky. Richmond Hill, ON: Firefly Books, 2011. Galat, Joan Marie. Stories of the Aurora (Dot To Dot In The Sky).
Author: Elisa Peters
Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica
Auroras, the dancing lights that most often grace the night skies of the North and South Poles, look like magnificent kaleidoscopes of light and color to the naked eye. This absorbing volume breaks down this breathtaking phenomenon, using it to introduce elementary readers to the basics of magnetism and atmospheric science. The narrative carefully explains how the Earth's poles and atmosphere affect solar wind and describes how similar dazzling displays are visible on other planets. Vivid images capture the wonder of the northern and southern lights, while boxed terms and guiding questions nurture a deeper curiosity about our atmosphere.
Aurora Reykjavik museum: https://aurorareykjavik.is/ Bortolotti, Dan. Auroras: Fire in the Sky. Buffalo, NY: Firefly, 2011. Savage, Candace.
Author: Elizabeth Rusch
Publisher: Graphic Arts Books
A mother-daughter story of an adventure-filled search for the amazing aurora borealis. Alix and her mom are fascinated by the nighttime light displays in the sky known as auroras, or northern lights, but being able to see them in person proves to be more challenging than expected. Where do they appear? When? How could Alix and her mom get there to see the auroras before they disappear from the sky? Inspired by the authors’ own experiences, A Search for the Northern Lights brings the reader along on a fascinating journey as Alix and her mom eagerly learn what auroras are and how to find them. The book also includes science and more information on auroras, plus a helpful guide for those hoping to catch their own glimpse of the incredible northern lights.
Aurora: Fire. in. the. Sky. by Stephen Whitt The Northern Lights (or the Southern Lights, if you're in the Southern Hemisphere) are eerie, ...
Author: Terry Shiverdecker
Publisher: NSTA Press
Great news for multitasking middle school teachers: Science educators Terry Shiverdecker and Jessica Fries-Gaither can help you blend inquiry-based science and literacy instruction to support student learning and maximize your time. Several unique features make Inquiring Scientists, Inquiring Readers in Middle School a valuable resource: • Lessons integrate all aspects of literacy—reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing. The texts are relevant nonfiction, including trade books, newspaper and magazine articles, online material, infographics, and even videos. • A learning-cycle framework helps students deepen their understanding with data collection and analysis before reading about a concept. • Ten investigations support current standards and encompass life, physical, and Earth and space sciences. Units range from “Chemistry, Toys, and Accidental Inventions” to “Thermal Energy: An Ice Cube’s Kryptonite!” • The authors have made sure the book is teacher-friendly. Each unit comes with scientific background, a list of common misconceptions, an annotated text list, safety considerations, differentiation strategies, reproducible student pages, and assessments. This middle school resource is a follow-up to the authors’ award-winning Inquiring Scientists, Inquiring Readers for grades 3–5, which one reviewer called “very thorough, and any science teacher’s dream to read.” The book will change the way you think about engaging your students in science and literacy.
When I was a boy in Missouri, 1 remember the aurora — but only once or twice. '
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of Water, why she's a whole different thing. Something crazy up there in the sky, ...
Author: J. A. Shears
Dan Locke, an American trapper in the Yukon, threatens to bring war to the region when he falls in love with an Indian girl named Loon-cry and violently takes her from her brutal husband, causing the warriors of her tribe to set off on a terrifying rampag
On nights this clear and bright, the Aurora dances with so much movement ... The old Sami said these fires in the sky were to be treated solemnly and ...
Author: Cherime MacFarlane
Publisher: Paper Gold Publishing
Algen is finally home after spending most of her teen years, and young adulthood in Washington State. She has never been clear on the reason she got sent to live with her father’s relatives. But she has a job she loves and can finally live in the place she loves. The Aurora Borealis fascinates her; Algen has missed the lights and winter terribly. The Grannies want her to be careful. Should she be wary of the new hire at the native corporation? She’s sure if he gets too close, her heart will be in grave danger. The cultural anthropologist is pursuing her with the single-mindedness of a big predator. Gunrik is too smart, too much of a hunk, far too tempting and can’t stay in her little backwater in rural Alaska.
1a - 7 ) and the aurora borealis in 1830 ( ibid . , 2,826 , TB CCLXIII - 158 ) . 27 Inv . no . B1977.14.7926 in the Yale Center for British Art ...
Author: Roberta J. M. Olson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
An accessible and interesting presentation of the diverse range of historical material about comets.
She let go of me as I pointed at the sky. Above us, the eerie greens and purples of Aurora Australis danced in a sky on fire. Goose bumps flooded my body.
Author: Jesse Greyson
Publisher: Wolf Empire Publishing
The end of the world couldn’t have come at a worse time for Dante. He was 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 about to graduate high school, escape the misery that was his home life, and take off to travel the world with his awesome girlfriend, Kamiko. Solar flares and turning into a mutant put an end to all that. Typical of his luck, he’d gotten a non-standard mutation, meaning he’d never be accepted into the Big Four clans - who were banding together to stave off impending doom. What’s more, he’s sole carer for his human mother, and she 𝘩𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘴 mutants. At least he still has the newly-mutated Kamiko by his side. But she wants to migrate north with other ‘reject’ mutants, and Dante can’t blame her. Every day they stay put is a day their lives are at risk- from gangs, normies, and even the government. Not mention the whole ‘dying from thirst and starvation thing’. And there’s Bev, his narcissistic, abusive mother. She’s an awful parent, but she’s also the only family he’s ever known. And despite everything she’s put him through, she’s never abandoned him. Could he really abandon her?
Aurora Borealis. The aurora borealis, poin.anulkon, that is, something whitish, is a light which emanates from Father-Fire, when the sky opens.
Author: Waldemar Jochelson
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
As the first profound anthropological descriptions of that region, the publications of the Jesup North Pacific Expedition, undertaken in the first years of the 20th century, marked the beginning of a new era of research in Russia. Jochelson's work the Yukaghir and the Yukaghirized Tungus, for which he also draws on results of his earlier fieldwork in that area, was an important milestone for Russian and North American anthropology that provides to this day a unique contribution to thoroughly understanding the cultures of northeastern Siberia.
Rapid Reading can treble the rate of reading progress
Author: Jan Burchett
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Publishers
Fire in the Sky is suitable for 8 - 8 1⁄2 Reading Age The Rapid series has been developed to provide high interest reading books for students who are encountering problems with reading fluency and comprehension. The specially chosen fiction and non-fiction texts have been carefully levelled to provide support and challenge for struggling readers. The series is divided into 9 reading stages. Within each book there is a fiction and non-fiction text. The fiction titles in each set are written around the same character. Students can follow the adventures of each character as they move from one book to the next. The non-fiction text is linked to events or settings featured in the fiction stories. This series is suitable for 7-11 year olds.
“Not bad, Sky.” “Now what?” The fire sparked behind Dante casting an eerie glow all around him. His eyes were on Thomas. “Now we wait for the sedative to ...
Author: Nikki Jefford
Publisher: Nikki Jefford
My blood is toxic to vampires . . . If there's one thing I want, it's go get off this iceberg. I'm thinking college on the east coast. ANYWHERE besides Alaska. Then a near-fatal car wreck changes everything. Government agents jump in and save my life in exchange for my services as a vampire hunter. Did they just say vampires? Yep. And they're not the kind that sparkle. They're rabid, disgusting, rude . . . and way too suave. Those are the ones I really have to watch out for. A knife isn't my only weapon. My rare blood type sends vampires into temporary paralysis right before I have to finish the job by hand. Basically I'm a glorified chew toy. Now I'm stuck with an overzealous partner, a group of suck junkies, and a maddening attraction to Mr. Joe Cool, dresses all in black, Fane Donado. Clearly he's keeping secrets of his own. The old Aurora is gone forever. Destroyed in the wreckage. I don’t know who I am anymore, only that I suddenly have intense cravings and a V.I.P. pass into Alaska’s underworld. If vampires found out who I worked for it would be lights out forever. In the meantime, I have some undead ass to kick so long as it doesn't kick mine first.
I followed the fire's progress as it began digesting the dry logs Dante had fed into the hearth in ripples of yellow and orange flames.
Author: Nikki Jefford
Publisher: Nikki Jefford
Life on the run is no winter picnic, especially when Aurora’s partner sees himself as the sheriff, not the outlaw. It’s a cat-and-mouse game across the Last Frontier with agents and vampires out for blood while Fane searches desperately to find Aurora before rogue vampires do. The hunters have become the hunted. And the road to freedom has never felt more uncertain.
During the last one, people saw aurora in Utah and North Carolina. ... reluctant to go to bed, hoping I might see another display of that fire in the sky.
Author: John Luther Adams
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Did Alaska create the music of John Luther Adams, or did the music create his Alaska? For the past thirty years, the vastness of Alaska has swept through the distant reaches of the composer’s imagination and every corner of his compositions. In this new book Adams proposes an ideal of musical ecology, the philosophical foundation on which his largest, most complex musical work is based. This installation, also called The Place Where You Go to Listen, is a sound and light environment that gives voice to the cycles of sunlight and darkness, the phases of the moon, the seismic rhythms of the earth, and the dance of the aurora borealis. Adams describes this work as “a place for hearing the unheard music of the world around us.” The book includes two seminal essays, the composer’s journal telling the story of the day-to-day emergence of The Place, as well as musical notations, graphs and illustrations of geophysical phenomena.
Often the colored electric fires of the sky invade temperate regions — about one out of ten auroras is visible as far south as the middle of the United ...
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I'd seen him pick onions off burgers before. So it was true. Melcher was building his own vampire army—fighting fire with fire.
Author: Nikki Jefford
Publisher: Nikki Jefford
Aurora returns from boot camp to a new assignment, an unwelcome roommate, and the increasingly amorous attentions of a certain vampire hunter. College is starting, and so is Aurora’s undercover work at a network of swanky parties known as “Tastings” for high rolling vampires who like their blood laced with fine wine. But Aurora’s not the only one on the prowl. An underground investigation is under way to find out who killed one of Anchorage’s most prominent vampires… and Aurora is a prime suspect.