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    DescriptionNow in paperback: the runaway British bestseller that has cloudspotters everywhere looking up. Where do clouds come from? Why do they look the way they do? And why have they captured the imagination of timeless artists, Romantic poets, and every kid who's ever held a crayon? Veteran journalist and lifelong sky watcher Gavin Pretor-Pinney reveals everything there is to know about clouds, from history and science to art and pop culture. Cumulus, nimbostratus, and the dramatic and surfable Morning Glory cloud are just a few of the varieties explored in this smart, witty, and eclectic tour through the skies. Illustrated with striking photographs (including a new section in full-color) and line drawings featuring everything from classical paintings to lava lamps, "The Cloudspotter's Guide" will have enthusiasts, weather watchers, and the just plain curious floating on cloud nine.


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    Title
    The Cloudspotter's Guide
    Subtitle
    The Science, History, and Culture of Clouds
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gavin Pretor-Pinney
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 331 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780399533457
    ISBN 10: 0399533451
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 560
    BIC subject category V2: RBP
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    Ingram Subject Code: NA
    Libri: I-NA
    BISAC V2.8: NAT036000
    BIC subject category V2: WNWM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26640
    DC21: 551.576
    BISAC V2.8: SCI042000
    DC22: 551.57/6
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 551.576
    B&T Approval Code: A58010200
    LC classification: QC921 .P74 2007
    LC subject heading:
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Publication date
    05 June 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Gavin Pretor-Pinney is a renowned journalist and cofounder of The Idler magazine in England. A former science nerd and a graduate of Oxford University, he has been obsessed with clouds since childhood. His writing has appeared in The Telegraph, Evening Standard, and elsewhere. Based in London and Somerset, Gavin is the founder and chair of The Cloud Appreciation Society. Visit their website at www.cloudappreciationsociety.org.