The Cloudspotter's Guide

The Science, History, and Culture of Clouds

Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399533457

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 6847

Features a study of clouds and captures the character of these natural phenomena while discussing the science behind the different types of clouds, what they mean in terms of climate and weather, and their history.

The Cloud Collector's Handbook

Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452105185

Category: Nature

Page: 144

View: 5548

The perfect incentive for keeping your head in the clouds, The Cloud Collector's Handbook is a whimsical guide to the wonders of the sky. Throughout, author and cloud expert Gavin Pretor-Pinney catalogs a variety of clouds and gives readers points for spotting them and recording their finds. This fun and useful book features gorgeous full-color photographs that showcase a new type of cloud on every spread, from fluffy cumulus to the super rare horseshoe vortex to the wispy noctilucent clouds that hang at the fringes of space. Sure to be a hit with both aspiring and seasoned cloud gazers, this clever handbook will have everyone looking up.

The Wave Watcher's Companion

Ocean Waves, Stadium Waves, and All the Rest of Life's Undulations

Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney

Publisher: Perigee Trade

ISBN: 9780399536700

Category: Nature

Page: 336

View: 9651

"An internationally best-selling author provides nature enthusiasts and the curious with information on how all sorts of waves work and how and why they form, including ocean waves, light waves, sound waves and brain waves. "

The Met Office Pocket Cloud Book

Author: Richard Hamblyn

Publisher: David & Charles Publishers

ISBN: 9780715337615

Category: Clouds

Page: 128

View: 7199

If you enjoy watching clouds and want to know more aboutcloud types and what they mean then this practical reference guide is for you.Beautifully illustrated with lovely images from the Met Office, this handypocket-sized book provides you with all the information you need to identifydifferent kinds of clouds and the kind of weather that may be on its way. Fullof useful information, this book provides: quick reference pages for rapid identification; a cloud classification chart and a guide to theunique cloud identification system; clear informative explanations from weatherexperts; asimple, easy-to-understand progression from low clouds to high stratus clouds,as well as covering unusual cloud phenomena; a detailed introduction onthe history of cloud classification and an introduction to the three principlecloud forms, with clear explanations of theatmospheric processes that create them. This is aninvaluable companion for the casual cloud-spotter and for all those fascinatedby the variety and beauty of clouds and cloud names. Take it with you on walksand have it handy in the garden so that you can enjoy sky-gazing every day. Thisbook is the ideal daytime partner for our book on the night sky - The Star Bookby Peter Grego.

The Cloudspotter

Author: Tom McLaughlin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408880474

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 8468

His real name was Franklin. But everyone called him The Cloudspotter ... The Cloudspotter doesn't have many friends. He spends his time, all by himself, spotting not just clouds but adventures in the sky. This way, he doesn't feel so alone. Then, one day, an unexpected visitor appears in his adventures and it throws everything up in the air. Could it be that two cloudspotters are better than one?

Clouds That Look Like Things

From the Cloud Appreciation Society

Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781444728286

Category: Clouds

Page: 112

View: 5970

Clouds in the shape of dolphins, elephants, UFOs, even Alfred Hitchcock and Andy Murray...A feast for all cloud-appreciators with a sense of humour - a collection of stunning photos of clouds in the shape of surprising things.

Inflight Science

A Guide to the World from Your Airplane Window

Author: Brian Clegg

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848312806

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 9058

The perfect companion to any flight - a guide to the science on view from your window seat. There are few times when science is so immediate as when you're in a plane. Your life is in the hands of the scientists and engineers who enable tons of metal and plastic to hurtle through the sky at hundreds of miles an hour. Inflight Science shows how you stay alive up there - but that's only the beginning. Brian Clegg explains the ever changing view, whether it's crop circles or clouds, mountains or river deltas, and describes simple experiments to show how a wing provides lift, or what happens if you try to open a door in midair (don't!). On a plane you'll experience the impact of relativity, the power of natural radiation and the effect of altitude on the boiling point of tea. Among the many things you'll learn is why the sky is blue, the cause of thunderstorms and the impact of volcanic ash in an enjoyable tour of mid-air science. Every moment of your journey is an opportunity to experience science in action: Inflight Science will be your guide.

Extraordinary Clouds

Author: Richard Hamblyn

Publisher: David & Charles

ISBN: 9780715332818

Category: Nature

Page: 144

View: 3287

You?ll find a selection of some of the most startling and unusual cloud formations, from uniform streaks of ?cloud streets? to the odd bulbous ?lenticularis? that are commonly mistaken for UFOs. Each amazing photograph will be accompanied by Hamblyn?s entertaining and informative explanation of how the cloud was formed and the conditions in which a similar one might occur. The images chosen use satellite photography as well as ground-based pictures and the collection demonstrates the most unexpected and seemingly impossible patterns that can be created by the natural cycles of weather.

Clouds and Storms

Author: David McWilliams Ludlum,Ronald L. Holle,Richard A. Keen

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: 9780679779995

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 9576

Describes the different kinds of clouds and storms and explains how they are formed, what they mean, and how they affect weather patterns.

Peterson First Guide To Clouds And Weather

Author: John A. Day,Vincent J Schaefer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780613999977

Category: Nature

Page: 128

View: 9559

Shows and identifies cloud formations and atmospheric phenomena, and answers questions about weather and the atmosphere

The Cloud Book

Author: Richard Hamblyn

Publisher: David & Charles


Category: Photography

Page: 157

View: 6869

Presents a richly illustrated guide to the different types of clouds and other atmospheric phenomena in terms of their implications for the planet's weather, discusses the history of cloud classification, and offers stunning images from one of the world's premier weather forecasting bureaus. Original. 10,000 first printing.

The Book of Clouds

Author: John A. Day

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402728136

Category: Nature

Page: 205

View: 7215

Clouds are simple enough, just a collection of ice crystals or water droplets visible to everyone. Yet they are a source of endless wonder. They appear in an infinite number of shapes and forms. Some are beautiful, some awe inspiring, and some, like the whirling funnel cloud, are terrifying. Clouds inspire artists, poets, songwriters. They have reminded astronauts, looking down from space, that Earth, a seemingly abstract orb, is a place of life and movement. those great swirls of white-as they change shape, swell, evaporate into wisps, disappear and come back, glow with sunlight or darken with rain-are a constant reminder of how dynamic our planet is.

What If

Author: Cole Roberts

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1512720585

Category: Religion

Page: 110

View: 9298

What if Christianity is simple? When Jesus gave his first public address, he said, “I have come to fulfill the law and the prophets and to set the captives free.” When a contract is fulfilled, it is completed and is no longer in effect. Religion is a form of bondage that enslaves its adherents to a set of rules that constitute sin. It portrays the image of a God who acts as a judge. In one hand he has a legal pad and pen and in the other a club. When sufficient sins have been committed, the club is used on the sinner. Jesus died on the cross to fulfill the need for justice and came to earth to show that God is not the ogre with a club but a loving father with outstretched arms wanting to hug his children He sent to us the Holy Spirit so we might have the heart and mind of Christ and be empowered to live a life free from the bondage of sin and religion. This book shows the reader how to do that and points out the stumbling blocks that may interfere. It enables the reader to see the simplicity of Christianity and understand why it should surpass religion in our lives.

Setting Up a Weather Station and Understanding the Weather

A Guide for the Aamateur Meteorologist

Author: Roger Brugge

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 1785001620

Category: Nature

Page: 300

View: 8119

This fascinating and well-illustrated book, which is packed with valuable information and advice, provides a complete guide to observing, recording and understanding the weather and to setting up an amateur weather station. As the author explains, the advent of relatively modern electronic weather sensors means that weather observing is now within the reach of almost everybody. Moreover, thanks to computer software and the internet, it is easier than ever before to record and share with others your weather data and observations. The book considers why it is useful and interesting to set up a weather station and observe the weather, and outlines many different types of weather. It explains how to get started and describes the instruments that are available to the amateur meteorologist. It further demonstrates how good observations can be made using some simple instruments, or, in some instances, no instruments at all. It discusses clouds, snow, wind, optical phenomena, thunder dust, ash and hail and examines atmospheric pressure, precipitation, thermometer screens, air temperature and humidy, soil and surface temperatures and evaporation. It covers sunshine and solar radiation, and also local weather and climate and includes a valuable chapter on instrument and computer software suppliers. Essential reading for all those with an interest in observing and understanding the weather, and superbly illustrated with 132 colour photographs and 20 charts & graphs.

The Weather Handbook

Author: Alan Watts

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472905490

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 473

The third edition of this bestselling book explains how to combine professional weather forecasts with information from websites and apps and self-assessment of the signs in the sky to arrive at a local forecast of coming weather.

The Book of Idle Pleasures

Author: Dan Kieran,Tom Hodgkinson

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449400221

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 2934

In The Book of Idle Pleasures, the United Kingdom's expert Idlers Tom Hodgkinson and Dan Kieran stand up for the simple pleasures in life . . . by lying down for a nap. With its tongue firmly in its cheek, The Book of Idle Pleasures renounces our world of ever-growing consumer overload in favor of the timelessly true adage that the best things in life really are free. Clever and sometimes all too true in its reflections on 100 simple pastimes--among them slouching, skipping stones, staring out the window, doodling, and, natch, taking a nap--The Book of Idle Pleasures is a charming celebration of simple pleasures for the sake of pleasure itself, making it a soothing antidote for our nonstop culture and an ideal restorative against the costly confusion of our daily existence.

Rhetorical Analysis

A Brief Guide for Writers

Author: Mark Garrett Longaker,Jeffrey Walker

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780205565702

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 278

View: 2818

Rhetorical Analysis: A Brief Guide for Writers, walk students through the process for doing different kinds of analyses -- argument analysis, structure analysis, style analysis, and more. Shows how to analyze a range of texts, print, visual, and multimedia. Includes authors' own analyses as models for students, as well as 4 complete student model papers. Introduces students to rhetorical concepts (both classical and modern) that are relevant to rhetorical analysis.

The Ukulele Handbook

Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney,Tom Hodgkinson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408836297

Category: Ukulele

Page: 144

View: 6691

The ukulele has gone from strength to strength in recent years, undergoing a massive resurgence. You can hear the uke all over the place, from trendster indie rock to top ten pop songs, from unshakeable TV ads to YouTube megahits. And this obsession shows no sign of abating - all over the country people are picking up a ukulele and starting to strum, at home, in classes and down at the pub. Schools are even replacing the faithful recorder with a jazzy, inexpensive uke. Famous idlers Gavin Pretor-Pinney and Tom Hodgkinson have spent hours idling away on their ukuleles to produce the ultimate uke handbook: an illustrated guide to its history crossed with a how-to guide and songbook. This is the book that will bring the underground movement into the mainstream. The first half of the book delves into the rich history of this eccentric little instrument, from its birth in Hawaii to its popularity across the world, with a timeline from 1879 to today and a ukulele hall of fame that includes George Formby, Hawaiian legend Israel Kamakawiwo'ole and YouTube ukulele superstar Jake Shimabukuro. Then on to the practicalities: the anatomy of the ukulele, which uke to buy, how to play it, how to strum, pick, read chord charts and tune the strings. Once you know all this, you can get playing the songbook, which includes a wide spread of songs from medieval lays and nursery rhymes to blues and rock 'n roll. Beautiful presentation and tab notation make reading the music easy, even for beginners. With the highest production values, a light touch and an irresistible instrument at centre stage, this book is a must-have for all aspiring Formbys.

Everybody Needs a Rock

Author: Byrd Baylor

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442408111

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 4144

Everybody needs a rock -- at least that's the way this particular rock hound feels about it in presenting her own highly individualistic rules for finding just the right rock for you.

Great Fortune

The Epic of Rockefeller Center

Author: Daniel Okrent

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780142001776

Category: Architecture

Page: 512

View: 9505

A social history of the creation of Rockefeller Center notes how its ambitious planning process was compromised by the Depression; identifies the roles of such individuals as Gertrude Vanderbilt, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Benito Mussolini; and cites the eccentric personalities that oversaw its construction. Reprint.