The Cloudspotter's Guide Hardcover – 18 Apr 2006
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'A lovely book, the sort that everybody should have in the car or on the kitchen windowsill' (Daily Telegraph)
'His style is genial, his enthusiasm uplifting and his book nothing less than a subtle but glorious mantra for a way of life.' (Metro)
'Read this eye-opening and amusingly written book and you will realise that beautiful as they are clouds are not just put there for decoration, they are truly awesome things.' (Daily Mail)
'Eloquent and engaging...Beautiful illustrations, photos and diagrams throughout, which show how spectacular the sights can be for the ardent cloudspotter.' (Financial Times)
A wonderfully enjoyable and eccentric journey through our cloudscape, drawing on science, art, literature and personal obsession.See all Product description
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It is written in a simple language, but contains detailed and sometime poetic detail.
Lots of images which keeps this book interesting throughout.
Interspersed throughout are digressions, discussions, cloud-lore and experiences relating to clouds, whether it be Turner's paintings or the effects of SAD (seasonal affective disorder). Some of these asides do tend to be somewhat whimsical, but fit in with the overall style of the book. The star anecdote has to be the experience of the jet fighter pilot who had to eject into the middle of a cumolonimbus thundercloud and lived to tell the tale.
The only thing missing is loads more colour photos.
A fun and informative read.