The Book of Clouds
- Author: John A. Day
- Publisher: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. 2005.
- ISBN: 9781402728136
- Annotation: With a Ph.D. in cloud physics, John Day introduces us to earth's skyscape. His spectacular pictures capture a variety of cloud forms and shapes, as well as a number of optical effects. A cloud chart; an explanation of how clouds form; hints on forecasting, observing, and photographing clouds; and his "Ten Reasons to Look Up" are also included.
The Cloud Book: How to Understand the Skies
- Author: Richard Hamblyn
- Publisher: David & Charles Publishers. 2008.
- ISBN: 9780715328088
- Annotation: This attractive and entertaining guide to the clouds helps readers identify every cloud type and related phenomena, and understand its implications for the weather. Following a logical progression from low clouds to the high stratus clouds, and on to special clouds, the book also features a detailed introduction to the history of cloud classification--how it came about and the challenge involved with naming transitional forms in nature.
Cloud Study: A Pictorial Guide
- Author: F.H. Ludlam and R. S. Scorer
- Publisher: Macmillan. 1957.
- ISBN: 9780865548671
- Annotation: Photos, most in black and white, show the various types of clouds. Each photo has a caption explaining how it is formed. Additional information explains the composition of clouds and how they are shaped and modified.
- Author: Eric Wilcox
- Publish: Duncan Baird Publishers. 2008.
- ISBN: 9781844837137
- Annotation:With a chapter devoted to each cloud category, from cirrus to cumulonimbus, this volume reveals how clouds are vital to the planet's climatic regulation. Dramatic images show everything from cloud cells to ice crystals to streaks of lightning close-up.
International Cloud Atlas: Photographs
- Author: World Meteorological Organization
- Publisher: World Meteorological Organization. 1987.
- ISBN: 9789263124074
- Annotation: Photos, most in color and each with an explanation pointing out the major features, the genus, species or variety, and a short description of the cloud. The photos are divided into clouds seen from the earth's surface, orographic clouds, clouds seen from aircraft, special clouds, and meteors.
The Invention of Clouds: How an Amateur Meteorologist Forged the Language of the Skies
- Author: Richard Hamblyn
- Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux (Picador). 2001.
- ISBN: 9780312420017
- Annotation: In December 1802, Luke Howard delivered a lecture that was to be a defining point in natural history and meteorology. He named the clouds, classifying them in terms that remain familiar to this day: cirrus, stratus, cumulus, and nimbus. This new and precise nomenclature sparked worldwide interest and captured the imaginations of some of the century's greatest figures in the fields of art, literature, and science. Part history of science, part cultural excavation, The Invention of Clouds is a detailed and informative examination of Howard's life and achievements.
- Author: Richard Scorer and Arjen Verkaik
- Publisher: David & Charles. 1989.
- ISBN: 0715391399
- Annotation: For anyone who enjoys watching the sky, the authors give tips on what to look for and how to "see"the sky as both beauty and science. The complex workings of weather, including convection, severe storms, wave patterns, optical effects and more, are explained by the authors and illustrated through photos, both from earth and from satellites.