Covering the science, their various beautiful forms in nature, other amazing light forms and much more, this is the perfect book for budding scientists, artists or just lovers of all things rainbow.
“A beautiful book that captures the science, history and cultural significance of rainbows. This book is for anyone who wants to learn more about one of nature's most beautiful optical illusions!” —Rachel Ignotofsky, creator of Women in Science There’s nothing better than a rainbow appearing after a storm, but have you ever wondered why they appear and what makes them so colorful? Rainbows have fascinated us for centuries and there’s so much to learn from them. From inspiring different mythology, literature, television and culture to becoming a symbol of hope, acceptance and pride, find out more about these natural wonders in this beautifully illustrated and fascinating guide.
About the Author
Rachael Davis studied Mathematics at Oxford University and then went to work in Finance. When her mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer, Rachael decided life was too short not to do what you love. She left her job, did a masters in English Literature at Surrey University, became a full-time writer, and has never looked back. Her first picture book, I am NOT a Prince!, will be published by Hachette early in 2022. Rachael lives in Hampshire with her husband and two young daughters.
Wenjia Tang is a Chinese-born freelance illustrator graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in Illustration in 2017. After living and working in NYC for a few years, she returned to China in 2020 and resides in Nanjing. Her work has been recognized by American Illustration, Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts and 3x3 Magazine etc. Some of her clients include The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Airbnb, and DK.
“A beautiful book that captures the science, history and cultural significance of rainbows. This book is for anyone who wants to learn more about one of nature's most beautiful optical illusions!” —Rachel Ignotofsky, creator of Women in Science
“From how they're created to all the different things they can mean to people, this book beautifully shares the many ways that rainbows bring color and light to our world. Understanding nature is the key to encouraging us to take better care of it and 'Over the Rainbow' provides all the awe and wonder we need to do just that.” —Loll Kirby, author of Old Enough to Save the Planet
"Beautifully crafted with lively and colorful illustrations, this is a fun and fact-filled history of what rainbows mean to us and how they have shaped our imaginations." —Lucy Banajiillustrator of Around the World in 80 Festivals