The Cloudspotter's Guide

The Cloudspotter's Guide

The Science, History, and Culture of Clouds

Book - 2006
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A quirky, clever guide for everyone who loves to look up. Where do clouds come from? Why do they look the way they do? And why have they captured the imagination of timeless artists, Romantic poets, and every kid who's ever held a crayon? Journalist and lifelong sky watcher Gavin Pretor-Pinney reveals everything there is to know about clouds, from history and science to art and pop culture. Cumulus, nimbostratus, and the dramatic and seemingly surfable Morning Glory cloud are just a few of the varieties explored in this smart, witty, and eclectic tour through the skies. Generously illustrated with striking photographs and line drawings featuring everything from classical paintings to lava lamps, children's drawings, and Roman coins, The Cloudspotter's Guidewill have science and history buffs, weather watchers, and the just plain curious floating on cloud nine.
Publisher: New York : Perigee Book, c2006.
Edition: Perigee hardcover edition
ISBN: 9780399532566
0399532560
Branch Call Number: 551.576 PRETOR-P
Characteristics: 320 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.

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Sep 27, 2017

Fantastic book - a rare combination of whimsy, amusing and amazing anecdotes, and stone cold science. Loved it.

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