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March 30, 2011

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


Gone are the afternoons lying in the grass imagining what shapes the clouds are making in the sky above us. Clouds are lovely to look at, continually in flux. They can tell us a lot about current and future weather conditions around us. We just discovered there is actually a The Cloud Appreciation Society, so we know we're not alone in our fascination.

The Cloudspotter's Guide: The Science, History, and Culture of Clouds by Gavin Pretor-Pinney is the first official publication of The Cloud Appreciation Society. This is a "humorous and instructive tour of the sky", starting at sea-level and discussing the types of clouds that form at each progressive level in the atmosphere. The book contain numerous diagrams and illustrations, a color section in the middle, and over fifty cloud photographs, contributed by the cloud photographers from The Cloud Appreciation Society.

The New York Times features an amazing cloud slideshow accompanied by brief text descriptions from the author.

h/t Book of Joe

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