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The book of clouds

Author: John A Day
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Silver Lining Books, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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See the sky as you never have before. Using a series of his awe-inspiring images, photographer and scientist John Day--who has a Ph.D. in cloud physics and is known round the world as "The Cloudman"--introduces us to earth's great skyscape. His spectacular portfolio of pictures captures a variety of cloud forms and shapes, ranging from cottony-soft cumulus clouds to frightening, whirling funnels, as well as a number  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
Bildband
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John A Day
ISBN: 0760735360 9780760735367 1402728131 9781402728136
OCLC Number: 52862910
Notes: Most photographs by the author.
Includes index.
Description: 205 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Cloud chart --
How clouds form --
Cloud portfolio. The cumulus family. Fair-weather cumulus ; Swelling cumulus ; Cumulus congestus --
Stratus family. Ground fog ; Advection fog ; Low stratus ; Altostratus ; Cirrostratus --
Mixture of cumulus and stratus. Stratocumulus ; Altostratocumulus ; Altocumulus ; Cirrocumulus --
Precipitating clouds. Cumulonimbus ; Nimbostratus ; Cirrus --
Optical effects. Rainbow ; Parhelia : halo ; Parhelia : sun dog ; Parhelia : sun pillar ; Irisation ; Corona ; Crepuscular rays ; Anticrepuscular rays ; Aurora borealis ; Glory ; Green flash ; Sunset/sunrise --
Unusual clouds. Billow ; Lenticular ; Cap cloud ; Noctilucent ; Nacreous ; Pileus ; Hole in cloud ; Sea smoke ; Contrails ; Silver lining ; Funnel ; Mammatus ; Virga ; Kelvin-Helmholtz ; Interesting shapes --
The man who named the clouds --
Storm clouds --
Forecasting weather --
Observing and photographing clouds.
Responsibility: John A. Day.
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See the sky as you never have before. Using a series of his awe-inspiring images, photographer and scientist John Day--who has a Ph.D. in cloud physics and is known round the world as "The Cloudman"--introduces us to earth's great skyscape. His spectacular portfolio of pictures captures a variety of cloud forms and shapes, ranging from cottony-soft cumulus clouds to frightening, whirling funnels, as well as a number of optical effects seen in the heavens above. Rainbows, halos, coronas, flashes: all these and more elements in nature's magic show appear on the page, including the incredible "Parhelia" or sun pillar, shafts of bright light that stretch from the ground right up into the sky. A magnificent cloud chart an explanation of how clouds form hints on forecasting, observing, and photographing clouds and his "Ten Reasons to Look Up" show us how to use our "inner eye" to really see the familiar fleeting forms that seem to float effortlessly above.

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