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The Invention of Clouds: How an Amateur Meteorologist Forged the Language of the Skies

By: Richard Hamblyn
292 pages, Bw photos
Publisher: Picador
The Invention of Clouds: How an Amateur Meteorologist Forged the Language of the Skies
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The story of a Quaker, Luke Howard, who in 1802 named the clouds, a defining point in natural history and meteorology. His poetic names and groundbreaking work made him internationally famous and a cult figure for Romantics like Shelley and Goethe.

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Richard Hamblyn was born in 1965 and is a graduate of the universities of Essex and Cambridge, where he wrote a doctoral dissertation on the early history of geology in Britain. He lives and works in London, and is currently working on a collection of stories about natural disasters in history.
By: Richard Hamblyn
292 pages, Bw photos
Publisher: Picador
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'Elegantly written and richly diverting' Guardian
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