The Cloud Collector's Handbook
By Gavin Pretor-Pinney
(Chronicle Books, Hardcover, 9780811875424, 144pp.)
Publication Date: January 2011
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.
Gavin Pretor-Pinney is the founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society, a global organization that fights "blue-sky thinking." He is also the co-founder and creative director of The Idler magazine and author of the best-selling The Cloudspotter's Guide. He lives in Somerset, England.
"I immediately fell in love with The Cloud Collector's Handbook." - Brain Pickings
"Gavin Pretor-Pinney'sdreamy and beautiful The Cloud Collector's Handbook will turn your family into cloud chasers and cloud connoisseurs." -My Daily Find.