The Cloudspotter’s Guide

The Cloudspotter’s Guide (2007) by Gavin Pretor-Pinney & Bill Sanderson is an amusing, whimsical guide to clouds. The book goes through the varieties of clouds and classifies them into low, medium and high. Each chapter swerves between scientific discussion and various tales about the clouds and what impact they have had on history, literature and science. The book is lots of fun to read sometimes but is also a bit fragmented. I must admit that I inadvertently worsened this by reading the book over a long period of time. The final chapter, that of a trip to see the Morning Glory clouds in Queensland, is very well done. It’s a fun book that anyone interested in clouds would enjoy.


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