The Cloud Collector's Handbook
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
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15 points 20 points accessory clouds add Total airstream Altocumulus page 18 Altostratus Altostratus cloud anvil appear arcus arm’s length bonus cap clouds castellanus circumzenithal arc Cirrostratus page 26 Cirrus clouds Cirrus page 22 cloud layer CLOUD-COLLECTING POINTS clouds form Cloudspotters clumps colors ConDiTions imAgE FiLE confuse convection clouds converge toward horizon cools Cumulonimbus page 30 Cumulus clouds Cumulus congestus DATE TimE LoCATion diamond dust duplicatus fallstreak hole featureless fibratus filaments floccus ground halo phenomena high clouds ice crystals ice-crystal clouds imAgE FiLE nAmE(s incus lacunosus lenticularis LoCATion WEAThEr ConDiTions look mamma mask the Sun nimbostratus nimbostratus cloud noctilucent Opacus pannus pileus praecipitatio Precipitation produce pyrocumulus radiatus rain clouds roll cloud shelf cloud species spotted storm cloud Stratiformis Sun or Moon sundogs sunlight supercell supercell storms thick thin Translucidus troposphere tuba turrets Typical altitudes uncinus Variety is found velum virga warmer air wave-like WEAThEr ConDiTions imAgE wind