The Cloud Book

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Author: Richard Hamblyn

Publisher: David & Charles

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 157

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Presents a richly illustrated guide to the different types of clouds and other atmospheric phenomena in terms of their implications for the planet's weather, discusses the history of cloud classification, and offers stunning images from one of the world's premier weather forecasting bureaus. Original. 10,000 first printing.

The Book of Clouds

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Author: John A. Day

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402728136

Category: Nature

Page: 205

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Clouds are simple enough, just a collection of ice crystals or water droplets visible to everyone. Yet they are a source of endless wonder. They appear in an infinite number of shapes and forms. Some are beautiful, some awe inspiring, and some, like the whirling funnel cloud, are terrifying. Clouds inspire artists, poets, songwriters. They have reminded astronauts, looking down from space, that Earth, a seemingly abstract orb, is a place of life and movement. those great swirls of white-as they change shape, swell, evaporate into wisps, disappear and come back, glow with sunlight or darken with rain-are a constant reminder of how dynamic our planet is.

The Cloudspotter's Guide

The Science, History, and Culture of Clouds

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Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399533457

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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Features a study of clouds and captures the character of these natural phenomena while discussing the science behind the different types of clouds, what they mean in terms of climate and weather, and their history.

The Cloud Collector's Handbook

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Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452105185

Category: Nature

Page: 144

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The perfect incentive for keeping your head in the clouds, The Cloud Collector's Handbook is a whimsical guide to the wonders of the sky. Throughout, author and cloud expert Gavin Pretor-Pinney catalogs a variety of clouds and gives readers points for spotting them and recording their finds. This fun and useful book features gorgeous full-color photographs that showcase a new type of cloud on every spread, from fluffy cumulus to the super rare horseshoe vortex to the wispy noctilucent clouds that hang at the fringes of space. Sure to be a hit with both aspiring and seasoned cloud gazers, this clever handbook will have everyone looking up.

The Met Office Pocket Cloud Book

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Author: Richard Hamblyn

Publisher: David & Charles Publishers

ISBN: 9780715337615

Category: Clouds

Page: 128

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If you enjoy watching clouds and want to know more aboutcloud types and what they mean then this practical reference guide is for you.Beautifully illustrated with lovely images from the Met Office, this handypocket-sized book provides you with all the information you need to identifydifferent kinds of clouds and the kind of weather that may be on its way. Fullof useful information, this book provides: quick reference pages for rapid identification; a cloud classification chart and a guide to theunique cloud identification system; clear informative explanations from weatherexperts; asimple, easy-to-understand progression from low clouds to high stratus clouds,as well as covering unusual cloud phenomena; a detailed introduction onthe history of cloud classification and an introduction to the three principlecloud forms, with clear explanations of theatmospheric processes that create them. This is aninvaluable companion for the casual cloud-spotter and for all those fascinatedby the variety and beauty of clouds and cloud names. Take it with you on walksand have it handy in the garden so that you can enjoy sky-gazing every day. Thisbook is the ideal daytime partner for our book on the night sky - The Star Bookby Peter Grego.

A Cloud in the Sky

Life's Greatest Lessons and Regrets

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Author: Jake Newfield

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1682229068

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 124

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Maybe it was a professor, a friend or an uncle. A mentor who understood you and guided you to understand your own life. For Jake Newfield that person was Kal, his Grandfather. Perhaps you, like Jake, lost track of life’s meaning as you progressed in your career and developed as an adult. Perhaps you wish now you could go back and have the chance to speak with that mentor. As Jake learned, Kal's life wasn't easy; he grew up in extreme poverty in Manhattan during the height of the depression, and he lost his only son. When Kal and his wife Ethel moved into an assisted living facility near Boston, Jake realized that Kal was in the final stages of his life and began visiting Kal every Sunday evening. The weekly meetings continued for almost three years, and changed the lives of both Kal and Jake. While cleaning out Kal's old apartment, Jake found a journal that Kal had written over fifty years ago while in a psychiatric hospital. The journal entries, combined with Kal's own recollections, enabled Jake to get a clear understanding of Kal's past. In doing so, Jake was able to understand his own life more fully, and reach conclusions about life's meaning. Not everyone spends time thinking about what they want out of life. Instead, they live it, look back, draw conclusions about what they did right or wrong, and close the curtain. Through his discussions, Jake learned Kal's past, his regrets, and his secrets, which made a significant impact on how he views relationships and life.

Instant Weather Forecasting

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Author: Alan Watts

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408107791

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 64

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Instant Weather Forecasting has been a perennial bestseller since it was first published nearly 40 years ago. A brilliant concept, its winning formula of 24 colour photographs of cloud formations and their accompanying explanatory text enables the reader to read the sky, pick up the clues, and predict what the weather will do. With a revised and updated text, along with new colour photographs and diagrams, this bestselling gem of a book will be invaluable to anyone participating in outdoor activities, from farming, gardening and walking to riding, golfing, flying, sailing and fishing - and of course holidaymakers. 'Excellent value and a good cockpit companion' Classic Boat 'A surefire bestseller' The Yachtsman 'Another gem that's a dog-eared favourite' Coastal Cruising 'A handy and information-packed little volume' Birdwatch

The Star Book

How to Understand Astronomy

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Author: Peter Grego

Publisher: David & Charles

ISBN: 9781446302392

Category: Science

Page: 160

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See the night sky like you have never seen it before with this all-encompassing guide to astronomy. Learn all there is to know about the layout of the skies, the positions of the main constellations and the names of the brightest stars, so you can become a backyard astronomer in no time at all. With easy-to-use star charts, photographs and observational drawings of objects visible from both hemispheres, The Star Book will take your understanding and enjoyment of stargazing to the next level. Whether you use binoculars or a telescope, or even if you have no optical aid at all, there are enough celestial sights to keep anyone enthralled for a lifetime. The Star Book provides a quick and simple reference to the major stars and constellations, with easy-to-use star charts, finder charts, high-quality images and observational drawings covering the key stars viewable from all over the world. Author Peter Grego, also includes a brief introduction to the history of astronomy, an easy-to-follow explanation of the life-cycle of stars, from ignition to collapse, and information about deep sky objects such as nebulae and globular clusters. This fascinating, attractive and accessible book will become a trusted resource to make sense of the night skies, and is a wonderful gift for anyone with even a passing interest in astronomy.

Cloud Computing

Assessing the risks

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Author: Jared Carstensen,JP Morgenthal,Bernard Golden

Publisher: IT Governance Ltd

ISBN: 1849283605

Category: Cloud computing

Page: 297

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This book will enable you to: understand the different types of Cloud and know which is the right one for your business have realistic expectations of what a Cloud service can give you, and enable you to manage it in the way that suits your business minimise potential disruption by successfully managing the risks and threats make appropriate changes to your business in order to seize opportunities offered by Cloud set up an effective governance system and benefit from the consequential cost savings and reductions in expenditure understand the legal implications of international data protection and privacy laws, and protect your business against falling foul of such laws know how Cloud can benefit your business continuity and disaster recovery planning.

Clouds That Look Like Things

From the Cloud Appreciation Society

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Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781444728286

Category: Clouds

Page: 112

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Clouds in the shape of dolphins, elephants, UFOs, even Alfred Hitchcock and Andy Murray...A feast for all cloud-appreciators with a sense of humour - a collection of stunning photos of clouds in the shape of surprising things.

Willy and the Cloud

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Author: Anthony Browne

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763694983

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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One warm, sunny day, Willy the Chimp decides to go to the park. There's not a cloud in the sky--well, except for just a little tiny one. It doesn't bother Willy too much at first. But as the cloud follows him, it grows bigger and bigger and becomes harder and harder to ignore. Pretty soon the cloud is all Willy can think about, and he has no idea how to make it go away.

Extraordinary Clouds

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Author: Richard Hamblyn

Publisher: David & Charles

ISBN: 9780715332818

Category: Nature

Page: 144

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You?ll find a selection of some of the most startling and unusual cloud formations, from uniform streaks of ?cloud streets? to the odd bulbous ?lenticularis? that are commonly mistaken for UFOs. Each amazing photograph will be accompanied by Hamblyn?s entertaining and informative explanation of how the cloud was formed and the conditions in which a similar one might occur. The images chosen use satellite photography as well as ground-based pictures and the collection demonstrates the most unexpected and seemingly impossible patterns that can be created by the natural cycles of weather.

The Weather Handbook

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Author: Alan Watts

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472905490

Category: Nature

Page: 160

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The third edition of this bestselling book explains how to combine professional weather forecasts with information from websites and apps and self-assessment of the signs in the sky to arrive at a local forecast of coming weather.

Reading the Clouds

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Author: Oliver Perkins

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472960165

Category: Nature

Page: 128

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Wouldn't it be useful to be able to accurately predict the weather simply by reading the clouds? Well, with this book, you can! TV forecasts, online predictions and smartphone apps are all based on the same data – a number-crunched overview of how air pressure and temperature affect the weather across a large geographical area. But to get an idea of how the weather will develop for the precise spot where you're standing (or walking, sailing, golfing, fishing, etc) you don't need any equipment or a wifi connection – you just need to look up. This book will give you a broad understanding of why the clouds are symptoms of weather patterns, not causes. By reading these signs in the sky and referring to the explanatory colour photographs, you will discover exactly what those signs mean. An at-a-glance guide to the clouds for anyone anywhere in the world, on land or at sea, this book will enable you to predict the weather by recognising cloud types, shapes, colour and behaviour. It will be an invaluable companion for anyone who enjoys outdoor activities. 'Well researched - practical information in an easy to assimilate form' - Professor Richard Collier, former President of the Royal Meteorological Society 'So good that my Yachtmaster candidates would do well to read it. I learned something from this book. I bet you do too' - Tom Cunliffe, author of The Complete Day Skipper and The Complete Yachtmaster 'Absolutely brilliant; a must for anyone who does anything outside and for whom the weather might be important. Everyone, wherever they are in the world, will get something from this book' - Duncan Wells, author ofStress-Free Sailing and Stress-Free Motorboating

Kaleidoscope Sky

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Author: Tim Herd

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 239

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A magical, illustrated tour of natures wondrous, almost supernatural skyscapes,Kaleidoscope Skyreveals the beautyand the sciencebehind Earths rarest, most unusual celestial phenomena. For millennia, the sky has provided a spectacular show with bright, quiet sunrises and fiery red sunsets, the wispy, whimsical patterns of clouds passing overhead, or the violent thrill of lightning flashing at night. InKaleidoscope Sky, author Tim Herd explains to the armchair voyager the conditions that produce these everyday phenomena, as well as rarer sights including auroras, halos, mirages, arcs, and even moonbows (nighttime rainbows often too faint to capture on film). Although the subject is complex, Herd provides a clear, accessible guided tour of the fleeting, ephemeral works of art that populate the heavens own natural museum. Herds non-technical treatment reveals his own appreciation for (and wonder at) the awesome and wonderful palette of the sky above us. In addition to shedding light upon the causes of these unusual spectacles, Herd provides tips on the best ways to predict, locate, and observe these phenomena.

Atlas of the skies

journeying between the stars and planets in the discovery of the universe

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781844060832

Category: Astronomy

Page: 240

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The Book of Clouds

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Author: Juris Kronbergs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910139141

Category: Clouds

Page: 88

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The Invention of Clouds

How an Amateur Meteorologist Forged the Language of the Skies

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Author: Richard Hamblyn

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 033053730X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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An extraordinary yet little-known scientific advance occurred in the opening years of the nineteenth century when a young amateur meteorologist, Luke Howard, gave the clouds the names by which they are known to this day. By creating a language to define structures that had, up to then, been considered random and unknowable, Howard revolutionized the science of meteorology and earned the admiration of his leading contemporaries in art, literature and science. Richard Hamblyn charts Howard’s life from obscurity to international fame, and back to obscurity once more. He recreates the period’s intoxicating atmosphere of scientific discovery, and shows how this provided inspiration for figures such as Goethe, Shelley and Constable. Offering rich insights into the nature of celebrity, the close relationship between the sciences and the arts, and the excitement generated by new ideas, The Invention of Clouds is an enthralling work of social and scientific history.