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


The Cloudspotter's Guide: The Science, History, and Culture of Clouds Author Gavin Pretor-Pinney
ISBN-10 0399533451
ISBN-13 9780399533457
Year 2007-06-05
Pages 320
Language English
Publisher Perigee Trade
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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 Guide will have science and history buffs weather watchers and the just plain curious floating on cloud nine

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