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    DescriptionClouds 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.


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    Title
    The Cloud Book
    Subtitle
    How to Understand the Skies
    Authors and contributors
    Assisted by The Met Office, By (author) Richard Hamblyn
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 166 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 560 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780715328088
    ISBN 10: 0715328085
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BIC subject category V2: PDZ
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26100
    B&T General Subject: 710
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 41
    BISAC V2.8: NAT036000
    BIC subject category V2: WNWM
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    Abridged Dewey: 551
    LC classification: QC
    BISAC V2.8: SCI042000
    DC22: 551.576
    BISAC V2.8: PHO023040
    Thema V1.0: PDZ, WNWM
    Illustrations note
    200 colour photographs
    Publisher
    DAVID & CHARLES
    Imprint name
    DAVID & CHARLES
    Publication date
    28 March 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Newton Abbot
    Author Information
    Dr Richard Hamblyn is the author of The Invention of Clouds (2002), which won the LA Times Book Prize and was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize. He is also the author of The Cloud Book (2008), Extraordinary Clouds (2009) and Extraordinary Weather (2012). He is currently Writer in Residence at the Environment Institute, University College London.
    Table of contents
    Introduction; The Classification System & its History; Glossary; Low Clouds; Medium Clouds; High Clouds; Special Clouds and Other Phenomena; Clouds and Climate Change; Quick Cloud Identifier; Acknowledgments; Index.