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4.0 out of 5 stars
Great book but lacking the big color photographs i wanted, 21 Sept. 2006
The Cloud Spotters Guide is fantastic for those wanting to learn everything about those beautiful clouds we see all over the planet when we look up for them.
That said this book was lacking just one thing I was hoping there would be more of; I was hoping for more beautiful big color pictures of clouds. There were only a few pages that actually had color pictures of clouds and they were very small. But from reading the credits closely in this book on one of the more amazing small pictures, I did find out about another book, that is the most beautiful book I have ever seen! The book is RECOGNIZE from the photographer from Glen E. Friedman, it is a must have for any cloud spotter and cloud lover. RECOGNIZE gives me exactly what The Cloud Spotters Guide did not, phenomenal huge beautiful pictures of clouds, and nothing else, (other than a short politically charged introduction and afterward about the photographers career). RECOGNIZE is about the beautiful clouds, printed on 16" wide x almost 12" tall pages. These "skyscapes" which are artistic masterpieces in their own-right, are breathtaking and the perfect companion to The Cloud Spotter Guide if you were looking for great photographs of clouds.
If it's only pictures you were looking for then RECOGNIZE is clearly the book for you.
I recommend both of these fantastic books for the true cloud lovers and members of the Cloud Appreciation Society.