The Cloud Book : How to Understand the Skies

The Cloud Book : How to Understand the Skies
Author: Richard Hamblyn The Met Office
Rating: 4.01
Bestsellers Rate: 67078
Publisher: DAVID & CHARLES
Book Format: Paperback
Binding: None
Pages: 160
Hours of reading: 2.7 hours
Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
Price: 11,40 €

About the book

Clouds have been the object of fascination throughout history, their fleeting magnificence and endless variability providing food for thought for scientists and daydreamers alike. Clouds may have many individual shapes, but there are a few basic forms. In this definitive guide to the clouds and the skies, Richard Hamblyn introduces you to all the different cloud species. The Cloud Book will enable you to identify individual clouds, skies and phenomena. You will also be able to track their likely changes over time and predict the implications they have for the weather you may experience. Produced in association with the Met Office - the world's premier weather forecasting bureau - all things to do with the origin and development of a cloud are here. Whether you are looking at a giant cumulonimbus or a tiny shred of stratus factus, an everyday occurrence or a fleeting rarity, your cloud-spotting will be expertly informed and much more satisfying with this handy reference guide. The Cloud Book includes a detailed introduction on the history of cloud classification and is illustrated with stunning images from around the globe. Take it with you on walks and have it handy in the garden so that you can enjoy sky-gazing every day. This is the only guide to cloud classification that you will ever need and is the ideal daytime partner for our must-have book on the night sky - The Star Book by Peter Grego.

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Richard Hamblyn Biography

Richard Hamblyn (born 1965) is a British environmental writer and historian. He is a lecturer in the Department of English, Theatre and Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London, and has contributed to the Sunday Times, The Guardian, the Independent, the Times Literary Supplement and the London Review of Books.His books include The Invention of Clouds: How an Amateur Meteorologist Forged the Language of the Skies (2001, Picador, ISBN 978-0330391955), an account of the life and work of Luke Howard which won a 2001 Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was shortlisted for the 2002 Samuel Johnson Prize; Terra: Tales of the Earth (2009, Picador, ISBN 978-0330490733), a study of natural disasters, a BBC Wales Science Book of the Year; and an anthology of science writing, The Art of Science: a Natural History of Ideas (2011, Picador, ISBN 978-0330490764). He has also written four illustrated books on weather in association with the UK Met Office, including The Cloud Book (2008, revised edition 2021 ISBN 978-14463-08905); Extraordinary Clouds (2009, ISBN 978-07153-32818); and Extraordinary Weather (2012, ISBN 978-14463-01913), and edited Daniel Defoe's first book, The Storm (1704) for Penguin Classics (2005, ISBN 978-0141-43992-1). Works written in collaboration with the British landscape photographer Jem Southam include Clouds Descending (2009) and The River in Winter (2012). In the academic year 2008–09 Hamblyn was writer-in-residence at the University College London Environment Institute, and produced the book Data Soliloquies (Slade Press, 2009, ISBN 9780903305044) with Martin John Callanan who was artist-in-residence for the same year.

Selected publications

‘The British Audiences for Volcanoes’, in Transports: Travel, Pleasure and Imaginative Geography 1600–1830, ed. Chlöe Chard and Helen Langdon (Yale University Press, 1996) The Invention of Clouds (Picador, 2001) Daniel Defoe, The Storm, ed. (Penguin Classics, 2003) Literature & Science, 1660–1834, vol 3: ‘Earthly Powers’, ed. (Pickering & Chatto, 2003: one of an 8-volume series of edited anthologies of science-themed writing from the long eighteenth century 'Water with Altitude', Times Educational Supplement, 17 January 2003: illustrated article about Luke Howard and the naming of clouds 'It was a Dark and Stormy Night', The Times Weekend Review, 1 November 2003: an account of the 1703 storm The Gathering Storms', The Independent Review, 26 November 2003: an account of the 1703 storm The White Stuff, BBC Radio 4, broadcast 17 May 2004, repeated 7 January 2005: a 30-minute documentary on the literature and science of clouds 'Hurrah for the Dredge', London Review of Books, 3 November 2005 ‘A Celestial Journey’, Tate Etc 5 (2005), pp. 84–91 The Cloud Book: How to Understand the Skies (D&C/Met Office, 2008; revised and updated edition, 2021) ‘Notes from Underground: Lisbon after the Earthquake’, Romanticism 14:2 (2008) ‘On Metal Beach’, in Clouds Descending, ed. Jem Southam (Lowry Pr ... Read full biography

Authors: Richard Hamblyn The Met Office
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ISBN13: 9780715328088
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Pages: 160
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Publication date: April 1, 2008
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Publication City/Country: Newton Abbot, United Kingdom

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