If you enjoy watching clouds and want to know more about
cloud types and what they mean then this practical reference guide is for you.
Beautifully illustrated with lovely images from the Met Office, this handy
pocket-sized book provides you with all the information you need to identify
different kinds of clouds and the kind of weather that may be on its way. Full
of useful information, this book provides:
quick reference pages for rapid identification;
a cloud classification chart and a guide to the
unique cloud identification system;
clear informative explanations from weather
simple, easy-to-understand progression from low clouds to high stratus clouds,
as well as covering unusual cloud phenomena;
a detailed introduction on
the history of cloud classification and an introduction to the three principle
cloud forms, with clear explanations of the
atmospheric processes that create them.
This is an
invaluable companion for the casual cloud-spotter and for all those fascinated
by the variety and beauty of clouds and cloud names. Take it with you on walks
and have it handy in the garden so that you can enjoy sky-gazing every day. This
book is the ideal daytime partner for our book on the night sky - The Star Book by Peter
Dr Richard Hamblyn is a post-doctoral research fellow at Nottingham University, England, and is the author of prrevious D&C titles The Cloud Book and Extraordinary Clouds. He lives in London.
Introduction; The Classification System & its History; Glossary; Low Clouds; Medium Clouds; High Clouds; Special Clouds and Other Phenomena; Clouds and Climate Change; Quick Cloud Identifier; Acknowledgments; Index.