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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

Picador

Paperback | Jun 2010 | #134004 | ISBN-13: 9780330391955
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Hardback | Oct 2001 | #124279 | ISBN: 0330391941
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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.

'Elegantly written and richly diverting' Guardian


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Biography

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.

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