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The Cloud Collector's Handbook

Gavin Pretor-Pinney

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Prose: non-fiction, Physical geography & topography, Humour, Natural history, Weather, Gift books

From the author of THE CLOUDSPOTTER'S GUIDE comes the essential aid for everyday cloudspotting.

THE CLOUD COLLECTOR'S HANDBOOK fits into the pocket, allowing cloudspotters to identify cloud formations anytime and anywhere. All the common cloud types are represented, as are many of the rare ones, each fully described and illustrated with a range of photographs. Not only is THE CLOUD COLLECTOR'S HANDBOOK an invaluable resource for anyone who wants to be able to identify and understand every cloud that floats by, it also caters for the competitive cloudspotter. Points are awarded for each cloud type identified the rarer the cloud, the greater points and there s space to fill in where and when it was sighted.

Beautifully designed, in colour throughout, and full of the humour that made THE CLOUDSPOTTER'S GUIDE so engaging, the HANDBOOK is the essential reference for anyone with their head in the clouds.

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Praise for The Cloud Collector's Handbook

  • A lovely book, the sort that everybody should have in the car or on the kitchen windowsill - Daily Telegraph

  • His style is genial, his enthusiasm uplifting and his book nothing less than a subtle but glorious mantra for a way of life. - Metro

  • Eloquent and engaging . . . Beautiful illustrations, photos and diagrams throughout, which show how spectacular the sights can be for the ardent cloudspotter. - Financial Times


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Gavin Pretor-Pinney

Gavin Pretor-Pinney is the founder of The Cloud Appreciation Society, a global organisation he set up to fight 'blue-sky thinking'. He is also the co-founder and creative director of The Idler magazine, winner of The Royal Society Winton Science Writing Prize and author of the bestselling THE CLOUDSPOTTER'S GUIDE. He lives in London and Somerset.

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