A Cloud A Day
Mr B's review
The perfect book for anyone who has their head in the clouds! A fabulous selection of photographs, satellite images and clouds in art and literature. All selected by the ‘Cloud Appreciation Society’, each comes with fascinating cloud science, including explanations of the 10 main cloud types. This is a stunning book which encourages you to take a moment each day to clear your mind, get outside, and to stare up at the sky to appreciate the natural beauty around us.
The stresses of the digital world mean that it’s more important than ever to engage with the natural world. And no matter where you are, looking up at the clouds is good for the soul. The sky is the most dramatic and evocative aspect of nature. Ever-changing and ephemeral, clouds reflect the shifting moods of the atmosphere in limitless compositions and combinations.
Gavin Pretor-Pinney started the Cloud Appreciation Society in 2005. Since then, he’s been encouraging people to ‘look up, marvel at the ephemeral beauty, and always remember to live life with your head in the clouds.’ Membership to the Society now includes over 47,000 cloudspotters. Together, they capture and share the most remarkable skies, from sublime thunderstorms and perfect sunsets to hilarious clouds that look like things.
A Cloud A Day is a beautifully illustrated book containing 365 skies selected by the Cloud Appreciation Society. There are photographs by sky enthusiasts around the world, satellite images and photographs of clouds in space, as well as skies depicted by great artists over the centuries. The clouds are accompanied by enlightening explanations, fascinating snippets of cloud science, poetry and uplifting quotations.
The perfect dip-in-and-out book for anyone who wants to de-stress and reconnect with nature, A Cloud A Day will inspire you to open your eyes to the everyday beauty above and to spend a moment each day with your head in the clouds.
‘A confident celebration of our ever-changing skies… I defy anyone who reads it not to start taking furtive peeks out the window.’ — Robert Leigh-Pemberton * Daily Telegraph * ‘Beautifully varied and fascinating’ * The Idler * ‘A gorgeous celebration of the wonder of clouds’ * The People’s Friend *
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