The Skies Above: Storm Clouds, Blood Moons, and Other Everyday Phenomena

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The Skies Above explains nearly any and everything weather-related. The author, Mersereau, begins with aspects of our sky that we see (or maybe not) on a daily basis and topics including the different types of clouds and precipitation, and then works his way to how objects and occurrences in space affect the weather we observe and experience, starting with the lunar phases, lunar eclipses, and then the transition of space rocks from asteroids, comets, and meteors. Weather phenomena related to the different seasons come next and finishes out the book.

The information is detailed and explained well; there is minimal jargon, and when there is it is explained with plenty of illustrations to aid. Mersereau explains topics from an evolutionist’s belief. I found the book enlightening and a worthwhile source to have accessible when I see a cloud that I can’t identify or wonder about how the wind works and its effect on our daily weather. The illustrations are the right amount in quantity, the quality is bright and detailed, and they enhance the book overall. The Skies Above is relevant today and will continue to be, for as long as humans exist, there will be weather, working as he explains.

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Author Dennis Mersereau
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 302 pages
Publisher Mountaineers Books
Publish Date 01-Apr-2022
ISBN 9781680515558 Buy this Book
Issue July 2022
Category Science & Nature