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The Cloud Book de Richard Hamblyn
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The Cloud Book (edição: 2008)

de Richard Hamblyn (Autor)

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A guide to the clouds, helping you to identify various cloud types and related phenomena, and understand its implications for the weather. It follows a logical progression from low clouds to the high stratus clouds, and on to special clouds. It features an introduction on the history of cloud classification.|Clouds have been the object of fascination throughout history, their fleeting magnificence and endless variability providing food for thought for scientists and daydreamers alike. Clouds may have many individual shapes, but there are a few basic forms. In this definitive guide to the clouds and the skies, Richard Hamblyn introduces you to all the different cloud species. The Cloud Book will enable you to identify individual clouds, skies and phenomena. You will also be able to track their likely changes over time and predict the implications they have for the weather you may experience.Produced in association with the Met Office - the world's premier weather forecasting bureau - all things to do with the origin and development of a cloud are here. Whether you are looking at a giant cumulonimbus or a tiny shred of stratus factus, an everyday occurrence or a fleeting rarity, your cloud-spotting will be expertly informed and much more satisfying with this handy reference guide. The Cloud Book includes a detailed introduction on the history of cloud classification and is illustrated with stunning images from around the globe. Take it with you on walks and have it handy in the garden so that you can enjoy sky-gazing every day. This is the only guide to cloud classification that you will ever need and is the ideal daytime partner for our must-have book on the night sky - The Star Book by Peter Grego.… (mais)
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Título:The Cloud Book
Autores:Richard Hamblyn (Autor)
Informação:David & Charles (2008), Edition: 1st, 144 pages
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Etiquetas:non-fiction, science, meteorology, clouds

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This isn't a coffee-table book of the prettiest/most dramatic cloud pictures available. Instead it is a book that explains the classifications of clouds used by the global meteorological community, with the photographs acting primarily as illustrations. As such they are very good - and some of them actually are pretty or dramatic. The explanations, with the aid of the glossary are probably accessible to most people, definitely so if the reader has prior familiarity with basic amateur meteorology, including terms like troposphere, cold front, depression, convection, etc. And indeed the text will give people who need to be able to make short-term weather forecasts based only on information directly observable by their senses (e.g. hikers/mountaineers) much useful knowledge. At the end there is a section on rare cloud types and optical atmospheric phenomena that can and does indulge the urge towards the dramatic more than the main body of the book and a brief essay on clouds in relation to anthopogenic climate change, a topic of great complexity and importance that is also difficult to study.

Given its aims, this is a very good book. ( )
  Arbieroo | Jul 17, 2020 |
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A guide to the clouds, helping you to identify various cloud types and related phenomena, and understand its implications for the weather. It follows a logical progression from low clouds to the high stratus clouds, and on to special clouds. It features an introduction on the history of cloud classification.|Clouds have been the object of fascination throughout history, their fleeting magnificence and endless variability providing food for thought for scientists and daydreamers alike. Clouds may have many individual shapes, but there are a few basic forms. In this definitive guide to the clouds and the skies, Richard Hamblyn introduces you to all the different cloud species. The Cloud Book will enable you to identify individual clouds, skies and phenomena. You will also be able to track their likely changes over time and predict the implications they have for the weather you may experience.Produced in association with the Met Office - the world's premier weather forecasting bureau - all things to do with the origin and development of a cloud are here. Whether you are looking at a giant cumulonimbus or a tiny shred of stratus factus, an everyday occurrence or a fleeting rarity, your cloud-spotting will be expertly informed and much more satisfying with this handy reference guide. The Cloud Book includes a detailed introduction on the history of cloud classification and is illustrated with stunning images from around the globe. Take it with you on walks and have it handy in the garden so that you can enjoy sky-gazing every day. This is the only guide to cloud classification that you will ever need and is the ideal daytime partner for our must-have book on the night sky - The Star Book by Peter Grego.

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