A Cloud a Day

A Cloud a Day


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A Cloud a Day: 365 Skies from the Cloud Appreciation Society

by Gavin Pretor-Pinney


Many of us go through life never looking up, but Gavin Pretor-Pinney found cloudspotting to be such a therapeutic thing to waste time doing that he formed the Cloud Appreciation Society, which now has more than 47,000 members in 120 countries. He believes watching clouds to be the ultimate way to spend time idling, and wants to encourage more of us to become sky enthusiasts.

Throughout the ages, artists, poets, dramatists ... and amateur photographers of the Cloud Appreciation Society... have gained inspiration from clouds.

This compendium is far more than a collection of cloud pictures. It kicks off with a fascinating and far-from-dull educational introduction, complete with several diagrams that also act as a visual index: The Cloud Types, Clouds That Look Like Things, Art of the Sky and Optical Effects. The main body of this anthology is an assemblage of cloud science, weather explanations, quotations and other related oddities. The varied images from the worlds of art, science and everyday life include a number where strange interpretations of cloud formations as something else entirely can be (and have been) made!

Perfect for anyone interested in the weather (who isn't?), or who needs to take life at a slower pace. The reader can ration their cloud-time in a regular manner with a cloud a day for an entire year, dip in at random, or read this compendium straight through from cover to over.

Edition: 1st edn, 2019

Format: Hardback

Size: H:22.1cm, W:15.6cm, D:3.2cm

Extent: 368 pages

ISBN-10: 1849945780, ISBN-13: 978-0500518939