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

ISBN-10: 0399533451
ISBN-13: 9780399533457
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/5/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

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 Guidewill have enthusiasts, weather watchers, and the just plain curious floating on cloud nine.

Gavin Pretor-Pinney is the co-founder and creative director of the Idler. He lives in London and is currently writing a book about clouds.

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