The Cloud Collector's Handbook

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Chronicle Books, Apr 29, 2011 - Nature - 144 pages
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The perfect incentive for keeping your head in the clouds, The Cloud Collector's Handbook is a whimsical guide to the wonders of the sky. Throughout, author and cloud expert Gavin Pretor-Pinney catalogs a variety of clouds and gives readers points for spotting them and recording their finds. This fun and useful book features gorgeous full-color photographs that showcase a new type of cloud on every spread, from fluffy cumulus to the super rare horseshoe vortex to the wispy noctilucent clouds that hang at the fringes of space. Sure to be a hit with both aspiring and seasoned cloud gazers, this clever handbook will have everyone looking up.
 

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User Review  - cathyskye - LibraryThing

I've never been accused of having my head in the clouds, but I should have been because it's one of my favorite things to do-- especially during the summer here in the Sonoran Desert. I knew all the ... Read full review

Contents

How to Collect Clouds
8
Cumulus
10
Stratus
16
Cirrus
22
nimbostratus
28
Notable Species Varieties
34
Castellanus
40
radiatus
46
Velum
52
you might well think that cloud collecting sounds like a ridiculous idea
55
Virga
60
Tuba
68
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About the author (2011)

Gavin Pretor-Pinney is the founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society, a global organization that fights blue-sky thinking. He is also the co-founder and creative director of The Idler magazine and author of the best-selling The Cloudspotter's Guide. He lives in Somerset, England.

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