Tuesday, October 10, 2006


The Cloudspotter's guide : The science, History, and Culture of Clounds
Gavin Pretor-Pinney
ISBN : 9780399532566

A unique and far-ranging romp through science, history, art, and pop culture -- written for anyone who’s curious about those fluffy, floating, ever-shifting cotton balls in the sky...

Where do clouds come from? Why do they look the way they do? And why have they captured the imagination of timeless artists, romantic poets, and every kid who’s ever held a Crayon? Veteran journalist and lifelong sky-watcher Gavin Pretor-Pinney reveals everything there is to know about clouds, from history and science to art and pop culture. Cumulus, nimbostratus, and the dramatic and surfable Morning Glory cloud are just a few of the varieties explored in this smart, witty, and eclectic tour through the skies.

Generously illustrated with striking photographs and line drawings featuring everything from classical paintings to lava lamps, children’s drawings, and popular advertisements, The Cloudspotter’s Guide will have enthusiasts, poets, weather watchers, and the just plain curious floating on cloud nine. Looking up will never be the same again.

Books bought:
-The Cloudspotter's guide : The science, History, and Culture of Clounds--Gavin Pretor-Pinney

Books read:
-The Yokohama Project--Foreign office architects
-Art4D Magazine Number150--September 2006

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