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The cloudspotter's guide

the science, history, and culture of clouds

Perigee hardcover ed.

Published by Berkley Pub. Group in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

Now in paperback: the runaway British bestseller that has cloudspotters everywhere looking 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? Veteran 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 surfable Morning Glory cloud are just a few of the varieties explored in this smart, witty, and eclectic tour through the skies.Illustrated with striking photographs (including a new section in full-color) and line drawings featuring everything from classical paintings to lava lamps, The Cloudspotter's Guide will have enthusiasts, weather watchers, and the just plain curious floating on cloud nine.

About the Edition

"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 Guide will have enthusiasts, poets, weather watchers, and the just plain curious floating on cloud nine."--BOOK JACKET

Table of Contents

Introduction
Cloud chart
Classification table
1. Cumulus
2. Cumulonimbus
3. Stratus
4. Stratocumulus
5. Altocumulus
6. Altostratus
7. Nimbostratus
8. Cirrus
9. Cirrocumulus
10. Cirrostratus
11. The other clouds
12. Contrails
13. The morning glory.

Edition Notes

"A Perigee Book."

"An official publication of the Cloud Appreciation Society."

Originally published: London : Hoddder & Stoughton (Sceptre ed.), 2006.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-309) and index.

Genre
Observers' manuals.

Classifications

Library of Congress
QC921 .P78 2006b

The Physical Object

Pagination
320 p. :
Number of pages
320

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL15978394M
Internet Archive
cloudspottersgui00pret_0
ISBN 10
0399532560
ISBN 13
9780399532566
LC Control Number
2006296191
OCLC/WorldCat
69254755
Library Thing
660329
Goodreads
174372
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