99% of orders dispatched within 24hrs, delivery times may vary.

Please note our warehouse and customer service department will be closed from Monday 29th June until Monday 6th July 2020.

During this time we will not be able to process any orders. To ensure you receive your books before we close please send in your order no later than Thursday 25th June.

Look inside The Pocket Cloud Book (Updated Edition)
  • Publisher: David & Charles
  • Edition: BB Hardback
  • Publication: 26 September 2023
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781446310113
  • Stock: 21 in stock
  • Size: 106x140 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: £9.99

The Pocket Cloud Book (Updated Edition)


How to understand the skies by Richard Hamblyn (Author)

Add to favourites

Book Description

Learn how to understand the skies with this comprehensive pocket guide to cloudspotting.

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 Pocket 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.

This brand new pocket-size edition includes the 12 new cloud types only recently officially recognised by the World Meteorological Organization. Many of these previously only had informal names, but their new Latin classification brings them into the fold of officially adopted global meteorological terms. It also includes an updated section on climate change and the role that clouds might play in shaping future conditions on Earth.

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. Illustrated with stunning images from around the globe, this pocket edition is the perfect size to take 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, in handy and practical pocket-friendly size.

About the Author

About Richard Hamblyn

Dr Richard Hamblyn is the author of The Invention of Clouds (2002),which won the LA Times Book Prize and was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize. He is also the author of The Cloud Book (2008), Extraordinary Clouds (2009) and Extraordinary Weather (2012). He is currently Writer in Residence at the Environment Institute, University College London.

Print friendly version

You may also be interested in:

Carolie Hensley's Holiday Log Cabin Eco Tote

Carolie Hensley's Holiday Log Cabin Eco Tote

By Carolie Hensley

£11.99 incl. VAT

100 Plants that Heal

100 Plants that Heal

By François Couplan & Gérard Debuigne


Mood Crystals

Mood Crystals

By Christel Alberez & Nerissa Alberts


We use cookies to personalise your experience and to analyse our traffic. Do you want to allow all cookies or view and change settings?