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Hamblyn, Richard 1965-

Overview
Works: 45 works in 161 publications in 6 languages and 3,554 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Popular works  Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  Identification guides 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: QC921, 551.576
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Richard Hamblyn
The invention of clouds : how an amateur meteorologist forged the language of the skies by Richard Hamblyn( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early years of the nineteenth century saw an intriguing yet little-known scientific advance catapult a shy young Quaker to the dizzy heights of fame. THE INVENTION OF CLOUDS tells the extraordinary story of an amateur meteorologist, Luke Howard, and his groundbreaking work to define what had hitherto been random and unknowable structures--clouds
The cloud book : how to understand the skies by Richard Hamblyn( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identifies every cloud type and related phenomena, as well as its implications for the weather. Features a detailed introduction on the history of cloud classification--how it came about, the challenge involved with naming transitional forms in nature and how it was overcome. Stunning images from the Met Office's archive enliven the text
The storm by Daniel Defoe( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the evening of 26 November 1703, a hurricane from the north Atlantic hammered into Britain: it remains the worst storm the nation has ever experienced. Eyewitnesses saw cows thrown into trees and windmills ablaze from the friction of their whirling sails-- and some 8,000 people lost their lives. For Defoe, bankrupt and just released from prison for his 'seditious' writings, the storm struck during one of his bleakest moments. But it also furnished him with material for his first book, and in this powerful depiction of suffering and survival played out against a backdrop of natural devastation we can trace the outlines of Defoe's later masterpieces, A Journal of the Plague Year and Robinson Crusoe."--Back cover
Terra : tales of the earth : four events that changed the world by Richard Hamblyn( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blending history, science and eye-witness accounts, and arranged in chapters corresponding to the four elements (earth, air, fire and water), this book explores the relationship between the planet and the humans who inhabit its surfaces. It asks why we don't seem fully able to learn from the catastrophes, mistakes and responses of the past
Extraordinary clouds : skies of the unexpected from the beautiful to the bizzare by Richard Hamblyn( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"You'll find a selection of some of the most startling and unusual cloud formations, from uniform streaks of 'cloud streets' to the odd bulbous 'lenticularis' that are commonly mistaken for UFOs. Each amazing photograph will be accompanied by Hamblyn's entertaining and informative explanation of how the cloud was formed and the conditions in which a similar one might occur. The images chosen use satellite photography as well as ground-based pictures and the collection demonstrates the most unexpected and seemingly impossible patterns that can be created by the natural cycles of weather."--Publisher's description
Tsunami by Richard Hamblyn( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tsunami explores how these treacherous sea-surges happen, what makes them so powerful, and what can be done to safeguard vulnerable coastlines. Hamblyn details their cultural significance in tsunami-prone places such as Japan, Hawaii, and Chile, while also considering their importance in the more seismically stable West, where their appearances are limited to popular culture and blockbuster films."--Publisher description
The art of science : a natural history of ideas by Richard Hamblyn( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Art of Science is not necessarily a book about great scientific theories, complicated equations, or grand old men (or women) in their laboratories; instead, it's about the places we draw our inspiration from; it's about daily routines and sudden flashes of insight; about dedication, and - sometimes - desperation; and the small moments, questions, quests, clashes, doubts and delights that make us human. From Galileo to Lewis Carroll, from Humphry Davy to Charles Darwin, from Marie Curie to Stephen Jay Gould, from rust to snowflakes, from the first use of the word "scientist" to the first computer, from why the sea is salty to Newtonian physics for women, The Art of Science is a book about people, rather than scientists per se, and as such, it's a book about politics, passion and poetry. Above all, it's a book about the good that science can - and does - do
Extraordinary weather : wonders of the atmosphere from dust storms to lightning strikes by Richard Hamblyn( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a selection of weather phenomena, from the snow rollers that form on icy rooftops to the displays of volcanic lightning. In this title, each photograph is accompanied by commentary that explains the science behind these extraordinary events
Supercell by Kevin Erskine( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Erfindung der Wolken : Wie ein unbekannter Meteorologe die Sprache des Himmels erforschte by Richard Hamblyn( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in German and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'invention des nuages : comment un météorologue amateur a découvert le langage du ciel by Richard Hamblyn( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in French and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luke Howard (1772-1864), météorologue amateur et pharmacien de son état, élaborait en 1802 une classification des nuages et surtout leur donnait les noms qu'ils portent encore aujourd'hui : cirrus, stratus, cumulus, nimbus, etc. A travers le destin de Luke Howard, c'est aussi l'histoire des balbutiements et de la naissance de l'étude des lieux climatiques qui est évoquée
Good science : a grand tour by Richard Hamblyn( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Data soliloquies by Richard Hamblyn( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Met Office pocket cloud book : how to understand the skies by Richard Hamblyn( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'invenzione delle nuvole : la storia affascinante della nascita della meteorologia by Richard Hamblyn( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in Italian and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De taal van de wolken : over het ontstaan van de meteorologie by Richard Hamblyn( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Dutch and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earthly powers( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lay-Man's Sermon Upon the Late Storm by Daniel Defoe( )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tsunami : nature and culture by Richard Hamblyn( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover; Tsunami; Imprint Page; Contents; Preface: The Tsunami Stone; 1. Tsunamis in History and Memory; 2. The Science of Tsunamis; 3. 'The Hungry Wave': Tsunamis in Myth and Legend ; 4. Tsunamis in Literature, Art and Film; 5. Living With Tsunamis: Warning Systems and Coastal Defence ; Tsunami Timeline; References; Select Bibliography; Associations and Websites; Acknowledgements; Photo Acknowledgements; Index
Extraordinary Weather by Richard Hamblyn( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An incredible collection of truly breathtaking weather phenomena. Produced in association with the Met Office, the world's premier weather forecasting bureau, Extraordinary Weather unearths astonishing photographs and compelling satellite imagery that reveals the otherworldly, wayward and often ambiguous nature of the weather. From the beautiful snow rollers that can form on icy rooftops to the dramatic lightshow of volcanic lightning, these powerful images#x97;accompanied by commentary from the award winning Richard Hamblyn#x97;inform and explain the science behind the most extraordinary weather phenomena ever seen. Extraordinary Weather presents a beautiful and dramatic visual exhibition of the perpetually changing sky, bringing us closer to the natural world. Discover the world's altering climate and its affects all around us, explore weather events on a larger scale through powerful satellite imagery, and learn of unusual and out of the ordinary weather phenomena considered unbelievable until you have seen them with your own eyes. Acclaimed author Richard Hamblyn celebrates both impressive natural and man-made weather wonders from frost feathers created by rime ice to wingtip vortices formed by accelerating aircraft. The six themed chapters of the book explore storms and tempests, ice and snow, heat and drought, atmospherics, strange phenomena and man-made weather revealed through some of the most visually stunning and intriguing photographs and satellite images seen yet
 
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The invention of clouds : how an amateur meteorologist forged the language of the skies
Alternative Names
Hamblyn, Richard.

Richard Hamblyn writer

험블린, 리처드 1965-

ハンブリン, リチャード

Languages
English (95)

German (7)

French (6)

Italian (3)

Dutch (2)

Polish (1)

Covers
The cloud book : how to understand the skiesThe stormTerra : tales of the earth : four events that changed the worldExtraordinary clouds : skies of the unexpected from the beautiful to the bizzareThe art of science : a natural history of ideasGood science : a grand tourData soliloquiesThe Met Office pocket cloud book : how to understand the skiesEarthly powers