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The Cloud Collector's Handbook

Field / Identification Guide

By: Gavin Pretor-Pinney

112 pages, Col photos

Sceptre

Hardback | Jun 2009 | #178993 | ISBN-13: 9780340919439
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NHBS Price: £11.99 $15/€14 approx

About this book

Convenient size allows cloudspotters to identify cloud formations anytime and anywhere. All the common cloud types are represented, as are many of the rare ones, each fully described and illustrated with a range of photographs. Not only is this an invaluable resource for anyone who wants to be able to identify and understand every cloud that floats by, it also caters for the competitive cloudspotter. Points are awarded for each cloud type identified - the rarer the cloud, the higher the points.

&i;'A lovely book, the sort that everybody should have in the car or on the kitchen windowsill.'&o;
- Daily Telegraph &i;'His style is genial, his enthusiasm uplifting and his book nothing less than a subtle but glorious mantra for a way of life.'&o;
- Metro &i;'Eloquent and engaging ... Beautiful illustrations, photos and diagrams throughout, which show how spectacular the sights can be for the ardent cloudspotter.'&o;
- Financial Times


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Biography

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 bestselling 'The Cloudspotter's Guide'. He lives in London and Somerset.

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