Cover of Why Do We Have Different Seasons?
Book 474 Astronomy 1991
Why Does the Moon Change Shape? What is an Eclipse?
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In Why Do We Have Different Seasons?, Isaac Asimov explains how the seasons work and how they affect Earth’s climate, landscape, and various life forms.

For general information on the “Ask Isaac Asimov” series, see What Is a Shooting Star?

There’s little to say about this book. It’s too expensive, but very elaborate and well-illustrated. It’s excellent for young children who want to know a bit about astronomy.

One particular note, however: with the help of a couple of photographs, Asimov is able to explain why the sun is colder when lower in the sky. He spends a largish chunk at the beginning of The Ends of the Earth making the same point, but manages to do so here in far fewer words but just as clearly.

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