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on 21 May 2016
I bought this book for my dad who was in a residential home. Prior to buying this book we use to watch clouds from the conservatory. This was the perfect present for him - and me. We had lots of fun trying to identify clouds and it was amazing what we learned. Sadly my dad died recently but I have left the book at the residential home for others to enjoy.
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on 28 May 2017
A useful introduction
This book is a useful introduction to the observation of clouds, and is well illustrated. It starts with a historical review of meteorology, and then goes into the classification and types of clouds, with photographs and accompanying text. Very much a coffee-table book, and one perhaps designed to be glanced through rather than actually read in detail.

Photographs are very good, almost without exception. The exceptions include the various references to 'lenticular' clouds, where the illustrations are almost unrecognisable as such. Far better photos of this spectacular phenomenon are to be found on the Internet. Perhaps the problem is that the editor has chosen photographs from the British Isles, whereas the best examples are to be found in the Canadian Rockies..

The text could be better, both in presentation and in content. First, it is not comfortable to read unless you have the most acute eyesight. The font selected seems to be Calibri Light, size 9, in a grey ink rather than a black one. This is small enough to allow one quarter, sometimes two quarters, of the page to be left blank, thus turning the layout into a pretty pattern that nicely balances the full page photograph opposite. It becomes even prettier when the off-white background is sometimes replaced by a faded shot of a cloudy sky; but it does make it more difficult to read.

The book does not pretend to go into the science of cloud formation in any detail, and covers the basic processes quite well, but more information would sometimes have been welcome. Given, for example, the strongly rhythmic appearance of mackerel skies and herringbone clouds, the reader feels there must be some strong underlying force responsible for this, but he is left wondering as to its nature.
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on 14 July 2017
Bought as a present, but from a superficial look it seemed to be interesting and informative. Nice pictures
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on 3 September 2017
One of the best books available. Very informative but not overly technical. Excellent range of photographs.
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on 14 April 2017
Got this for the father in law. He loves it and it provides enough information to be useful! Pictures are stunning!
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on 31 March 2017
Oh yes book was for friend over the moon with quality ans content recommended seller
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on 27 April 2017
Good interesting book, nice pictures.
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on 3 March 2016
Wanted this book for my painting. Has every possible cloud formation you could imagine.
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Another good book
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on 3 August 2014
lovely to have by your side and muse through the clouds. easy to follow
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