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Clouds That Look Like Things
Gavin Pretor-Pinney

Classification : Humour
Pub Date : Apr 15, 2012
Imprint : Sceptre
Page Extent : 112
Binding : HB
ISBN : 9781444728286
Price : 850

About the book
Clouds in the shape of dolphins, elephants, UFOs, even Alfred Hitchcock and Andy Murray... they're all here in this beautiful and hilarious collection of clouds photographed around the world by members of The Cloud Appreciation Society, selected and wittily captioned by Gavin Pretor-Pinney, winner of the Royal Society Winton Science Writing Prize.
 
Author of the bestselling The Cloudspotter's Guide, A Pig With Six Legs and The Cloud Collector's Handbook, and creator of The Cloud Appreciation Society, Gavin's mission is to fight blue-sky thinking and encourage us to love and understand clouds. His new book is divided by themes such as 'Celestial Celebrities' and 'Airborne Animals', and includes an informative section on what clouds are and how they are formed. The perfect gift book for anyone willing to look skywards and discover the beauty and fascination of clouds
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Read this eye-opening and amusingly written book and you will realise that beautiful as they are clouds are not just put there for decoration, they are truly awesome things.'
Small enough to fit in your pocket, and with a good dollop of humour, it's the perfect companion for a gloomy day
Has all the quirky humour that made the last one a bestseller
His style is genial, his enthusiasm uplifting and his book nothing less than a subtle but glorious mantra for a way of life.'
Praise for Gavin Pretor-Pinney's previous books
     
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Books by Gavin Pretor-Pinney
A Pig With Six Legs and Other Clouds (HB)
The Cloudspotter's Guide (HB)
The Cloudspotter's Guide (PB)