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The Cloud Collector's Handbook Hardcover – February 16, 2011
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"Gavin Pretor-Pinney'sdreamy and beautiful The Cloud Collector's Handbook will turn your family into cloud chasers and cloud connoisseurs." -My Daily Find.
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About the Author
Gavin Pretor-Pinney is the founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society, a global organization that fights "blue-sky thinking." He is also the co-founder and creative director of The Idler magazine and author of the best-selling The Cloudspotter's Guide. He lives in Somerset, England.
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CAS Member No.: 15980
Each entry includes pictures, a short, but comprehensive description, key points and a box called "I spotted a ????" You can enter the date you spotted the formation, where, conditions and if you took a picture where you can find it on whatever image program you use.
Ten Main Cloud Types
Notable Species and Varieties
Accessory Clouds and Supplementary Features
Cloud Optical Effects
Cloud Image Index
The Cloud Image Index is particularly nice feature if you are trying to compare similar looking clouds. The pictures have page numbers referring you back to the page the cloud is discussed.
If you can only buy one book on clouds, this would be a great one!