The Cloudspotter's Guide: The Science, History, and Culture of Clouds

The Cloudspotter's Guide: The Science, History, and Culture of Clouds


Now in paperback: the runaway British bestseller that has cloudspotters in every single place having a look up.

the place do clouds come from? Why do they appear the best way they do? And why have they captured the mind's eye of undying artists, Romantic poets, and each child who is ever held a crayon? Veteran journalist and lifetime sky watcher Gavin Pretor-Pinney finds every little thing there's to grasp approximately clouds, from background and technology to paintings and pa tradition. Cumulus, nimbostratus, and the dramatic and surfable Morning Glory cloud are only the various types explored during this clever, witty, and eclectic journey throughout the skies.

Illustrated with notable pictures (including a brand new part in full-color) and line drawings that includes every thing from classical work to lava lamps, The Cloudspotter's Guide can have lovers, climate watchers, and the simply undeniable curious floating on cloud 9.

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