Northern Lights: The Science,Myth and Wonder of Aurora Borealis

Northern Lights: The Science,Myth and Wonder of Aurora Borealis

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Random House, Inc.
Electric green pierced by neon blue, shocking pink spinning into violent red, and shimmering purple sidled up against deep indigo: never before have you seen such high-octane colors in the sky, and never before has a book shown the northern lights-aurora borealis-in such vivid color. In Northern Lights, photographers Calvin Hall and Daryl Pederson bring to print nearly a hundred photographs of this amazing natural phenomenon, shot from remote locations all over Alaska and using no filters or digital enhancement. Just as fascinating are the legends, myths, and science surrounding this polar phenomenon, described by George Bryson. As 2002 marks the peak viewing time of the northern lights in an eleven-year cycle, this book brings the elusive magic of the northern lights to stargazers near and far.

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Dozens of ghostly photos are accompanied by an essay on the lore and theory of the aurora borealis written by Anchorage journalist George Bryson. Many of Hall and Pederson's captions describe how the photographers both longtime Alaskans captured the icy greens, glowing reds, and rare purples that ripple unpredictably in the night sky. Wide format: 10x9. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Seattle, Washington : Sasquatch Books, 2001
ISBN: 9781570612909
Characteristics: 128 ; cm
Additional Contributors: Hall, Calvin
Pederson, Daryl


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