Reading the Skies

Reading the Skies
Author: Vladimir Jankovic,Vladimir Janković
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2000
Genre: Science
ISBN: 0226392155

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From the time of Aristotle until the late eighteenth century, meteorology meant the study of "meteors"—spectacular objects in the skies beneath the moon, which included everything from shooting stars to hailstorms. In Reading the Skies, Vladimir Jankovic traces the history of this meteorological tradition in Enlightenment Britain, examining its scientific and cultural significance. Jankovic interweaves classical traditions, folk/popular beliefs and practices, and the increasingly quantitative approaches of urban university men to understanding the wonders of the skies. He places special emphasis on the role that detailed meteorological observations played in natural history and chorography, or local geography; in religious and political debates; and in agriculture. Drawing on a number of archival sources, including correspondence and weather diaries, as well as contemporary pamphlets, tracts, and other printed sources reporting prodigious phenomena in the skies, this book will interest historians of science, Britain, and the environment.

Reading the Sky

Reading the Sky
Author: Avi
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2015-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 141699517X

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A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

Stand on the Sky

Stand on the Sky
Author: Erin Bow
Publsiher: HMH Books For Young Readers
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781328557469

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Twelve--year-old Aisulu defies the expectations of her Kazakh family and tradition to train an eagle in order to save her brother, Serik, and prevent her family from giving up their nomadic life forever.

How Many Stars in the Sky

How Many Stars in the Sky
Author: Lenny Hort
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 32
Release: 1997-01-20
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9780688152185

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Mama's away one night, and her son can't sleep. He tries to relax by counting stars, but the more of them he sees, the more determined he is to count every single one. Then the boy finds that Daddy can't sleep either. Together, the two of them set off on an unforgettable all-night journey of discovery.

Reading the Skies

Reading the Skies
Author: Vladimir Jankovic
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2000
Genre: Science
ISBN: 0226392163

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From the time of Aristotle until the late eighteenth century, meteorology meant the study of "meteors"—spectacular objects in the skies beneath the moon, which included everything from shooting stars to hailstorms. In Reading the Skies, Vladimir Jankovic traces the history of this meteorological tradition in Enlightenment Britain, examining its scientific and cultural significance. Jankovic interweaves classical traditions, folk/popular beliefs and practices, and the increasingly quantitative approaches of urban university men to understanding the wonders of the skies. He places special emphasis on the role that detailed meteorological observations played in natural history and chorography, or local geography; in religious and political debates; and in agriculture. Drawing on a number of archival sources, including correspondence and weather diaries, as well as contemporary pamphlets, tracts, and other printed sources reporting prodigious phenomena in the skies, this book will interest historians of science, Britain, and the environment.

Radiant Reading

Radiant Reading
Author: Thomas Charles Collocott
Publsiher: Allied Publishers
Total Pages: 180
Release: 1967
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9182736450XXX

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Sky in the Deep

Sky in the Deep
Author: Adrienne Young
Publsiher: Wednesday Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-04-24
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9781250168474

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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! A 2018 Most Anticipated Young Adult book from debut author Adrienne Young, Sky in the Deep is part Wonder Woman, part Vikings—and all heart. OND ELDR. BREATHE FIRE. Raised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient, rivalry against the Riki clan. Her life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield—her brother, fighting with the enemy—the brother she watched die five years ago. Faced with her brother's betrayal, she must survive the winter in the mountains with the Riki, in a village where every neighbor is an enemy, every battle scar possibly one she delivered. But when the Riki village is raided by a ruthless clan thought to be a legend, Eelyn is even more desperate to get back to her beloved family. She is given no choice but to trust Fiske, her brother’s friend, who sees her as a threat. They must do the impossible: unite the clans to fight together, or risk being slaughtered one by one. Driven by a love for her clan and her growing love for Fiske, Eelyn must confront her own definition of loyalty and family while daring to put her faith in the people she’s spent her life hating. “THIS IS A GRIPPING STORY, RICHLY TOLD.” —Renée Ahdieh, New York Times bestselling author of Flame in the Mist "FIERCE, VIVID, AND VIOLENTLY BEAUTIFUL.” —Stephanie Garber, New York Times bestselling author of Caraval “A STUNNING DEBUT” —Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched Queen “BLEAK BEAUTIFUL AND DEADLY” —Traci Chee, New York Times bestselling author of The Reader “WHOLLY UNIQUE AND INSTANTLY ADDICTIVE” —Kerri Maniscalco, New York Times bestselling author of Hunting Prince Dracula “HEARTRENDING, HEART-MENDING” —Kayla Olson, bestselling author of Sandcastle Empire

Circus in the Sky

Circus in the Sky
Author: Nancy Guettier
Publsiher: Morgan James Publishing
Total Pages: 38
Release: 2013-12-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781614486725

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Julian imagines that he is the ringleader of a circus and the constellations are the animals.