The Book of Clouds
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The Book of Clouds

4.12 of 5 stars 4.12  ·  rating details  ·  48 ratings  ·  7 reviews
See the sky as you never have before. Using a series of his awe-inspiring images, photographer and scientist John Day--who has a Ph.D. in cloud physics and is known round the world as "The Cloudman"--introduces us to earth's great skyscape. His spectacular portfolio of pictures captures a variety of cloud forms and shapes, ranging from cottony-soft cumulus clouds to fright...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published October 26th 2002 by Sterling (first published August 25th 2002)
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Trevor
I've received this most beautiful book as a birthday present.

In the later years of High School I became fascinated with Geography. Before then I just thought Geography was where I was forced to learn what always seemed at the time like made-up stories about the life people pretended to live in other countries - I still struggle with the names of the capitals of even European countries and still don't fully believe in the flu masks on the faces and pillows on the backs of Japanese women. Then, al...more
Duane Dunkerson
The Book of Clouds by John A. Day

The subjects of this book are the bane of astronomy. They are only ice crystals or water droplets. They have marvelous shapes and lovely forms. They are beautiful and terrifying. Dynamic swirls, fluffs. A show. A science. Never the same. They sport coming attractions. They are the clouds.

They are part of the water cycle. If you, on a cloudy day, are above a stream on a humid day as waves of moisture waft aloft after a very recent rain; then you are in the water...more
Lisa Vegan
Jun 06, 2007 Lisa Vegan rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those interested in clouds, weather, science, and those who think they don't like science
This book is by a cloud expert and I learned a lot about clouds; I loved clouds when I was a child, but I’ve paid little attention to them as an adult; reading and looking at this book reminded me of my childhood pastime of looking up at the sky to watch clouds and imagine objects of which they reminded me.

So much of the book contains beautiful cloud photography and it's enjoyable to look at the photos and see which clouds look familiar and which are not; there are some really unusual ones here...more
Jane
Mar 14, 2007 Jane rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: seriously everyone
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This is a beauty. You learn all about clouds, and it makes me look at the sky more often and with deeper appreciation. Then you get to think about the people who study clouds full time, and imagine what their lives are like....
Dominic Wade
A book containing many beautiful photographs of clouds and also explains the types of clouds and the weather associated with the cloud types. Certainly a most have for anyone interested in the heavens.
Kendra
Lovely pictures and factual things. Raindrops, each one, are formed around a tiny particle. Raindrops are like pearls.
Kelli
Its enchanting. Very interesting, and makes for a very good bathroom//coffee table book
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