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    DescriptionClouds in the shape of dolphins, elephants, UFOs, even Alfred Hitchcock and Andy Murray...they're all here in this beautiful and hilarious collection of clouds photographed around the world by members of The Cloud Appreciation Society, selected and wittily captioned by Gavin Pretor-Pinney, winner of the Royal Society Winton Science Writing Prize. Author of the bestselling The Cloudspotter's Guide, A Pig With Six Legs and The Cloud Collector's Handbook, and creator of The Cloud Appreciation Society, Gavin's mission is to fight blue-sky thinking and encourage us to love and understand clouds. His new book is divided by themes such as 'Celestial Celebrities' and 'Airborne Animals', and includes an informative section on what clouds are and how they are formed. The perfect gift book for anyone willing to look skywards and discover the beauty and fascination of clouds.


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    Title
    Clouds That Look Like Things
    Subtitle
    From the Cloud Appreciation Society
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gavin Pretor-Pinney
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 112
    Width: 174 mm
    Height: 204 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 409 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781444728286
    ISBN 10: 1444728288
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: SCP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.1
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11800
    BIC subject category V2: WNWM
    BISAC V2.8: SCI042000
    DC23: 551.576
    Thema V1.0: WNWM
    Publisher
    Hodder & Stoughton General Division
    Imprint name
    Sceptre
    Publication date
    12 April 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Gavin Pretor-Pinney is the founder of The Cloud Appreciation Society, a global organisation he set up to fight 'blue-sky thinking'. He is also the co-founder and creative director of The Idler magazine and author of THE CLOUDSPOTTER'S GUIDE, A PIG WITH SIX LEGS AND OTHER CLOUDS and THE CLOUD COLLECTOR'S HANDBOOK. He lives in London and Somerset.
    Review quote
    Lovely, funny, whimsical book...the sheer joy you will have in seeing a giant's nose created from a mass of water vapour should inspire you to spend a lot more time with your head in the clouds... Weather Magazine Praise for Gavin Pretor-Pinney's previous books . 'His style is genial, his enthusiasm uplifting and his book nothing less than a subtle but glorious mantra for a way of life.' Metro on THE CLOUDSPOTTER'S GUIDE Has all the quirky humour that made the last one a bestseller thelondonpaper on THE CLOUD COLLECTOR'S HANDBOOK Small enough to fit in your pocket, and with a good dollop of humour, it's the perfect companion for a gloomy day New Scientist on THE CLOUD COLLECTOR'S HANDBOOK 'Read this eye-opening and amusingly written book and you will realise that beautiful as they are clouds are not just put there for decoration, they are truly awesome things.' Daily Mail on THE CLOUDSPOTTER'S GUIDE