New Halo Book
|This is a beautiful book with a sensitive layout and artwork and with exceptional quality illustrations showing the subtleties and nuances of the originals.
Marko first introduces the variety of halos, talks of cloud types, ice crystal shapes and how they are oriented in the clouds and how to observe halos. The major section describes each of the common halos, the not so common ones, extreme rarities and many halo mysteries that have so far refused to surrender to Finnish halo enthusiasm and science. Each halo type is accompanied by several apt images, with crystal graphics showing how the halo formed and with clear computer ray tracing simulations. Some historical displays add to the mix. Marko is a meticulous observer and researcher and what he says can be relied on. The book is right up to date with the newest discoveries, artificial lamp halos, direct crystal sampling and more.
Beginners through to halo high priests will enjoy this book. Finnish helps but for those of us without it there is enough to beguile. This is going to be a classic.