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Product details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: David & Charles; First Edition edition (26 Jun. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0715332813
  • ISBN-13: 978-0715332818
  • Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 1.5 x 16.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 60,999 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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An inspiring collection of images of some of the most startling and unusual cloud formations...entertaining and informative explanations --Western Morning news

...truly remarkable photographs... --The Good Book Guide

..this is a great coffee table book to have lying open. --Brighton Argus

…collection of stunning skies… --Walk

…the photographs are breathtakingly beautiful... --The International Journal of Meterology

This volume stands out from the pack. […] it is the linking commentary, pitched at the intelligent layman rather than the specialist market, that makes this book so special. […] intelligent and readable […] excellent value […] Highly recommended. --Peter Rodgers

..this is a great coffee table book to have lying open. --Brighton Argus

This volume stands out from the pack. […] it is the linking commentary, pitched at the intelligent layman rather than the specialist market, that makes this book so special. […] intelligent and readable […] excellent value […] Highly recommended. --Peter Rodgers

..this is a great coffee table book to have lying open. --Brighton Argus

This volume stands out from the pack. […] it is the linking commentary, pitched at the intelligent layman rather than the specialist market, that makes this book so special. […] intelligent and readable […] excellent value […] Highly recommended. --Peter Rodgers

..this is a great coffee table book to have lying open. --Brighton Argus

About the Author

Richard Hamblyn is the author of The Cloud Book (D&C 2008) and The Invention of Clouds (Picador 2002), for which he was awarded the 2002 LA Times Book Prize and was shortlisted for the 2002 Samuel Johnson Prize. He is currently the Writer in Residence at the Environment Institute at UCL and lives in London.


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I've got the other 2 books in this collection (shown inside the back cover of this one) and I thought Extraordinary Clouds would be the same size as both of them, but it's considerably smaller, which is something of a disappointment, which is a shame as otherwise this is a beautiful book with some amazing photos inside. But to be shown to full advantage, they really need to be bigger.

The other 2 books are the ideal size, maybe could have been very slightly smaller, but this Extraordinary Clouds book is much smaller.
I can't understand why, unless its to save on money, but for a book of 'extroadinary' clouds, the pictures do really need to be a lot bigger than shown, as much of the detail is lost, especially when the picture is spread over 2 pages with the book spine in the middle, you need to be able to spread the book to see the picture properly, and this is made less than it could be because of the smaller size.
Otherwise, worth getting, but perhaps for future reprints they could make the book bigger. Ideally the same size as the 2 books being advertised inside the back cover of this one.
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I bought this book for my husband and he is delighted with it. It's a handy size, easy to follow , very informative and has brilliant photos. What more can I say?!
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I bought this book for my husband, who is interested in the weather, but i got completely absorbed in it myself. The book is full of stunning colour photos of weird and wonderful cloud and light effects that are absolutely fascinating to look at. This is a lovely book to browse and shows the beauty of nature in something as simple as cloud formations. Stunning book that would appeal to everyone, young and old alike.
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If you love cloud watching on a summers afternoon then this is an amazing collection of images, if you are interested in Meteorology then this is a fascinating resource of some of the more obscure clouds that form
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Super little book for anyone remotely interested in clouds and cloud formations. A little pricey but very good quality; no regrets in making this purchase. Delivery and packaging first class, as usual with Amazon and its suppliers.
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I bought this as a present for my mother, as she is fascinated by clouds. I think if I had received it earlier, I might have sent it back and ordered a different one. I found the photographs to be really grainy, and I'm surprised it was published this way. Also I did think it would be bigger, which would have been much better to show off the 'cloud-scapes' (had the photo quality been better). I'm hoping she will still like it, but would warn people not to expect brilliant picture quality.
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A beautifully photographed book with some extraordinary pictures.
A shame the book isn't a little bit bigger & covering a bit more on Supercells but otherwise,a great little book.
This cloud book does indeed have a silver lining!
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Extraordinary Clouds: Skies of the Unexpected from Bizarre to Beautiful

Fascinating variety of phenominum. Excellent photography from surprising directions.
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