The Cloud Book


Author: Richard Hamblyn

Publisher: David & Charles


Category: Photography

Page: 157

View: 4827

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 Cloud Book


Author: Tomie dePaola

Publisher: Reading Rainbow Books

ISBN: 9780823405312

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 30

View: 6248

The ten most common clouds along with related myths and popular weather sayings.

The Book of Clouds


Author: John A. Day

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402728136

Category: Nature

Page: 205

View: 6491

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 Cloud Collector's Handbook


Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452105185

Category: Nature

Page: 144

View: 8966

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


Author: Richard Hamblyn

Publisher: David & Charles Publishers

ISBN: 9780715337615

Category: Clouds

Page: 128

View: 8091

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


Author: Jake Newfield

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1682229068

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 124

View: 4975

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.

Kids' Book of Clouds & Sky


Author: Frank Staub

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402728068

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 79

View: 4738

Answers questions about the sky at various times of the day, the sun, clouds, weather, and related topics, and suggests experiments.

The Cloudspotter's Guide

The Science, History, and Culture of Clouds


Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399533457

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 7104

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 Invention of Clouds

How an Amateur Meteorologist Forged the Language of the Skies


Author: Richard Hamblyn

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 033053730X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 2698

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.

Reading the Clouds


Author: Oliver Perkins

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472960165

Category: Nature

Page: 128

View: 781

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

Death from the Skies!

These are the Ways the World Will End--


Author: Philip C. Plait

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780670019977

Category: Science

Page: 326

View: 1068

It's only a matter of time before a cosmic disaster spells the end of the Earth. But how concerned should we about about any of these catastrophic scenarios? And if they do post a danger, can anything be done to stop them?

Shapes in the Sky

A Book about Clouds


Author: Josepha Sherman

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781404800977

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 1584

Illustrations and simple text explain different kinds of clouds--cumulus, cumulonimbus, stratus, cirrus--and the types of weather they indicate.

Willy and the Cloud


Author: Anthony Browne

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763694983

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 7258

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.

Instant Weather Forecasting


Author: Alan Watts

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408107791

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 64

View: 7995

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 Book Thief


Author: Markus Zusak

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780307433848

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 592

View: 8188

DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF. The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today

Puppet Essentials


Author: Felix Frank

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1783987499

Category: Computers

Page: 234

View: 1101

If you're an experienced IT professional or a new Puppet user, Puppet Essentials provides you with all you need to know to go from installation to advanced automation in no time at all. Experience with system operations and server management as well as the Ruby language, is helpful to get the most out of this book.

Atlas of the skies

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


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781844060832

Category: Astronomy

Page: 240

View: 2832

Cloud Atlas

A Novel


Author: David Mitchell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780307483041

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 7691

By the New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Clocks | Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize | Includes a new Afterword by David Mitchell A postmodern visionary and one of the leading voices in twenty-first-century fiction, David Mitchell combines flat-out adventure, a Nabokovian love of puzzles, a keen eye for character, and a taste for mind-bending, philosophical and scientific speculation in the tradition of Umberto Eco, Haruki Murakami, and Philip K. Dick. The result is brilliantly original fiction as profound as it is playful. In this groundbreaking novel, an influential favorite among a new generation of writers, Mitchell explores with daring artistry fundamental questions of reality and identity. Cloud Atlas begins in 1850 with Adam Ewing, an American notary voyaging from the Chatham Isles to his home in California. Along the way, Ewing is befriended by a physician, Dr. Goose, who begins to treat him for a rare species of brain parasite. . . . Abruptly, the action jumps to Belgium in 1931, where Robert Frobisher, a disinherited bisexual composer, contrives his way into the household of an infirm maestro who has a beguiling wife and a nubile daughter. . . . From there we jump to the West Coast in the 1970s and a troubled reporter named Luisa Rey, who stumbles upon a web of corporate greed and murder that threatens to claim her life. . . . And onward, with dazzling virtuosity, to an inglorious present-day England; to a Korean superstate of the near future where neocapitalism has run amok; and, finally, to a postapocalyptic Iron Age Hawaii in the last days of history. But the story doesn’t end even there. The narrative then boomerangs back through centuries and space, returning by the same route, in reverse, to its starting point. Along the way, Mitchell reveals how his disparate characters connect, how their fates intertwine, and how their souls drift across time like clouds across the sky. As wild as a videogame, as mysterious as a Zen koan, Cloud Atlas is an unforgettable tour de force that, like its incomparable author, has transcended its cult classic status to become a worldwide phenomenon. Praise for Cloud Atlas “[David] Mitchell is, clearly, a genius. He writes as though at the helm of some perpetual dream machine, can evidently do anything, and his ambition is written in magma across this novel’s every page.”—The New York Times Book Review “One of those how-the-holy-hell-did-he-do-it? modern classics that no doubt is—and should be—read by any student of contemporary literature.”—Dave Eggers “Wildly entertaining . . . a head rush, both action-packed and chillingly ruminative.”—People “The novel as series of nested dolls or Chinese boxes, a puzzle-book, and yet—not just dazzling, amusing, or clever but heartbreaking and passionate, too. I’ve never read anything quite like it, and I’m grateful to have lived, for a while, in all its many worlds.”—Michael Chabon “Cloud Atlas ought to make [Mitchell] famous on both sides of the Atlantic as a writer whose fearlessness is matched by his talent.”—The Washington Post Book World “Thrilling . . . One of the biggest joys in Cloud Atlas is watching Mitchell sashay from genre to genre without a hitch in his dance step.”—Boston Sunday Globe “Grand and elaborate . . . [Mitchell] creates a world and language at once foreign and strange, yet strikingly familiar and intimate.”—Los Angeles Times From the Trade Paperback edition.

Extraordinary Clouds


Author: Richard Hamblyn

Publisher: David & Charles

ISBN: 9780715332818

Category: Nature

Page: 144

View: 3875

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.