I was very excited to discover today that the Barnes & Noble Review has a special section for books on clouds.
This is how they describe “The Invention of Clouds,” by Richard Hamblyn:
“A fascinating study of the amateur meteorologist who, in the early 19th century, ‘forged the language of the skies.’ Creating the classifications — cirrus, stratus, cumulus, nimbus — which are now familiar, Luke Howard captured the imagination of contemporary artists and scientists, as well as generations of their heirs.”
It also reminds me that I need to get out more with my Polaroid camera. (I took this photo, above, last year.)