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Clouds

Author: Richard Hamblyn
Publisher: London, UK : Reaktion Books Ltd, 2017. ©2017
Series: Earth series (Reaktion Books (Firm))
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Clouds have been objects of delight and fascination throughout human history; their fleeting magnificence and endless variety have inspired scientists and daydreamers alike. Clouds and the ever-changing patterns they create have long symbolized the restlessness and unprecitability of nature. life without clouds would not be physically possible - alongside their rain-bearing function, they act as a finely tuned  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hamblyn, Richard, 1965-
Clouds.
London, UK : Reaktion Books Ltd, 2017
(OCoLC)993057295
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Hamblyn
ISBN: 9781780237701 1780237707
OCLC Number: 1000297560
Description: 1 online resource (251 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color).
Contents: Introduction : 'airy nothings' --
Clouds in myth and metaphor --
The natural history of clouds --
The language and literature of clouds --
Clouds in art, photography and music --
Future clouds --
Appendix : cloud species and varieties.
Series Title: Earth series (Reaktion Books (Firm))
Other Titles: Clouds :
Responsibility: Richard Hamblyn.

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Clouds examines clouds in their cultural, historical and scientific contexts, exploring their notable presence in literature and the arts (including music and sculpture) while outlining their growing  Read more...

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