The Cloud Collector's Handbook

Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452105185

Category: Nature

Page: 144

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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.
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A Cloud a Day

Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452180960

Category: Nature

Page: 160

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Cloudspotter and bestselling author Gavin Pretor-Pinney delivers a moment of calm atmospheric contemplation to members of his Cloud Appreciation Society by sharing a cloud image and story every day. A Cloud a Day urges all of us to keep our heads in the clouds with 365 fascinating formations from his extraordinarily popular Cloud Appreciation Society collection. Inspirational quotes and informative cloud facts accompany provocative and meditative images of the sky, encouraging readers to pause for a moment and look up. A beautifully illustrated book, A Cloud a Day makes a wonderful gift for dedicated or erstwhile cloudspotters—as for any of us with our heads lost in them.
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The Art Collector's Handbook

A Guide to Collection Management and Care

Author: Ms Mary Rozell

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1848221428

Category: Art

Page: 240

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With the rapid and unprecedented global expansion of the art market, new collectors are emerging every day. When buying art, whether for pure enjoyment, for investment or some other motive, few art collectors consider the practical and financial implications of owning and maintaining art, and many do not have a plan for how they might eventually dispose of it. This book, probing a number of resources and incorporating advice from top experts in the field, offers guidance on collection management and care, and serves as an important reference guide for collectors and those charged with managing collections.
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To the Cloud

Big Data in a Turbulent World

Author: Vincent Mosco

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317250389

Category: Political Science

Page: 284

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Cloud computing and big data are arguably the most significant forces in information technology today. In the wake of revelations about National Security Agency (NSA) activities, many of which occur "in the cloud", this book offers both enlightenment and a critical view. Vincent Mosco explores where the cloud originated, what it means, and how important it is for business, government and citizens. He describes the intense competition among cloud companies like Amazon and Google, the spread of the cloud to government agencies like the controversial NSA, and the astounding growth of entire cloud cities in China. Is the cloud the long-promised information utility that will solve many of the world's economic and social problems? Or is it just marketing hype? To the Cloud provides the first thorough analysis of the potential and the problems of a technology that may very well disrupt the world.
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Clouds That Look Like Things

From the Cloud Appreciation Society

Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781444728286

Category: Clouds

Page: 112

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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.
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The Weather Observer's Handbook

Author: Stephen Burt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107026814

Category: Science

Page: 444

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Comprehensive, practical and independent guide to all aspects of making weather observations for both amateurs and professionals alike.
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The Wavewatcher's Companion

Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408811162

Category: Science

Page: 336

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One bright February afternoon on a beach in Cornwall, Gavin Pretor-Pinney took a break from cloudspotting and started watching the waves rolling into shore. Mesmerised, he wondered where they had come from, and decided to find out. He soon realised that waves don't just appear on the ocean, they are everywhere around us, and our lives depend on them. From the rippling beats of our hearts, to the movement of food through our digestive tracts and of signals across our brains, waves are the transport systems of our bodies. Everything we see and hear reaches us via light and sound waves, and our information age is reliant on the microwaves and infrared waves used by the telephone and internet infrastructure. From shockwaves unleashed by explosions to torsional waves that cause suspension bridges to collapse, from sonar waves that allow submarines to 'see' with sound to Mexican waves that sweep through stadium crowds... there were waves, it seemed, wherever Gavin looked. But what, he wondered, could they all have in common with ones we splash around in on holiday? By the time he made the ultimate surfer's pilgrimage to Hawaii, Gavin had become a world-class wavewatcher, although he was still rubbish at surfing. And, while this fascinating, funny book may not teach you how to ride the waves, it will show you how to tune into the shapes, colours and forms of life's many undulations.
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