The Cloud Book

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Description

Clouds have been the object of fascination throughout history, their fleeting magnificence and endless variability providing food for thought for scientists and daydreamers alike. Clouds may have many individual shapes, but there are a few basic forms. In this definitive guide to the clouds and the skies, Richard Hamblyn introduces you to all the different cloud species. The Cloud Book will enable you to identify individual clouds, skies and phenomena. You will also be able to track their likely changes over time and predict the implications they have for the weather you may experience. Produced in association with the Met Office ? the world?s premier weather forecasting bureau ? all things to do with the origin and development of a cloud are here. Whether you are looking at a giant cumulonimbus or a tiny shred of stratus factus, an everyday occurrence or a fleeting rarity, your cloud-spotting will be expertly informed and much more satisfying with this handy reference guide. The Cloud Book includes a detailed introduction on the history of cloud classification and is illustrated with stunning images from around the globe. Take it with you on walks and have it handy in the garden so that you can enjoy sky-gazing every day. This is the only guide to cloud classification that you will ever need and is the ideal daytime partner for our must-have book on the night sky ? The Star Book by Peter Grego.

Additional information

Dimensions 245 × 168 mm
Sub-Category

General

ISBN

9780715328088

Sub Title

How to Understand the Skies

Contributors

Richard Hamblyn, The Met Office

Imprint

David & Charles

Product Format

Paperback

Pages

160

Publication Date

28/03/2008

BISAC Code

NAT036000, SCI042000

Publishers

F&W Media International Ltd

Publication Year

2008