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The cloudspotter's guide : the science, history, and culture of clouds

Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney; Bill Sanderson; Cloud Appreciation Society.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Pub. Group, 2007, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Perigee trade paperback edView all editions and formats
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Discusses the history, types, and cultural fascination with clouds ans explains what they mean in terms of climate and weather.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Observers' manuals
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gavin Pretor-Pinney; Bill Sanderson; Cloud Appreciation Society.
ISBN: 9780399533457 0399533451 0399532560 9780399532566 0340895896 9780340895894
OCLC Number: 137339808
Notes: "A Perigee Book."
"An official publication of the Cloud Appreciation Society."
Originally published: London : Hoddder & Stoughton (Sceptre ed.), 2006.
Awards: Short-listed for Independent Booksellers' Week Book of the Year Award: Adults' Book of the Year 2007
Description: 320 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Cloud chart --
Classification table --
[pt. 1]. The low clouds --
1. Cumulus --
2. Cumulonimbus --
3. Stratus --
4. Stratocumulus --
[pt. 2]. The middle clouds --
5. Altocumulus --
6. Altostratus --
7. Nimbostratus --
[pt. 3]. The high clouds --
8. Cirrus --
9. Cirrocumulus --
10. Cirrostratus --
[pt. 4]. Not forgetting --
11. The other clouds --
12. Contrails --
13. The morning glory --
Notes --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Responsibility: Gavin Pretor-Pinney ; chapter illustrations by Bill Sanderson.
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