The Cloud Collector S Handbook

Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 0811875423
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The perfect incentive for keeping your head in the clouds, The Cloud Collector's Handbook is a whimsical guide to the wonders of the sky. Throughout, author and cloud expert Gavin Pretor-Pinney catalogs a variety of clouds and gives readers points for spotting them and recording their finds. This fun and useful book features gorgeous full-color photographs that showcase a new type of cloud on every spread, from fluffy cumulus to the super rare horseshoe vortex to the wispy noctilucent clouds that hang at the fringes of space. Sure to be a hit with both aspiring and seasoned cloud gazers, this clever handbook will have everyone looking up.

The Cloudspotter S Guide The Science History And Culture Of Clouds

Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney
Publisher: TarcherPerigee
ISBN: 0399533451
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Now in paperback: the runaway British bestseller that has cloudspotters everywhere looking up.

Where do clouds come from? Why do they look the way they do? And why have they captured the imagination of timeless artists, Romantic poets, and every kid who's ever held a crayon? Veteran journalist and lifelong sky watcher Gavin Pretor-Pinney reveals everything there is to know about clouds, from history and science to art and pop culture. Cumulus, nimbostratus, and the dramatic and surfable Morning Glory cloud are just a few of the varieties explored in this smart, witty, and eclectic tour through the skies.

Illustrated with striking photographs (including a new section in full-color) and line drawings featuring everything from classical paintings to lava lamps, The Cloudspotter's Guide will have enthusiasts, weather watchers, and the just plain curious floating on cloud nine.

The Cloudspotter S Guide The Science History And Culture Of Clouds The Cloud Collector S Handbook

Author: Anton Parshin
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Clouds are one of the most important atmospheric phenomena, which are observed at hydrometeorological stations. Clouds are systems of cloud elements, suspended in the atmosphere (products of water vapor condensation), and when they condense, precipitation occurs (rain, snow or sometimes hail). The cloud cover affects air temperature and diurnal temperature range, and therefore other meteorological phenomena, by reducing influx of solar heat and light in the daytime, and dramatically attenuating ground radiation and cooling the Earth's surface at night.
Clouds (cloud amount), especially dense and thick, can greatly complicate aviation operations. When cloud cover is low it’s more difficult for a plane to takeoff or to land. In liquid-phase supercooled clouds an aircraft is being covered with wet growth ice, which is very dangerous. Also there are threads such as lightning and sudden change of ascending and descending air currents.
The formation of various forms of cloud characterizes many atmospheric processes, typical for the area. The results of observations of cloud amount, received at the meteorological stations, are essential for synoptic weather analysis and forecasting, as they are included in the synoptic telegrams sent to the Weather Bureau and HydroMetCenter of the Russian Federation, and are used to study climate. Therefore, observers should carefully define the following cloud data:
1) total number of clouds and low clouds,
2) shape of the clouds,
3) cloud base height of medium and low clouds

Determining the amount and form of the clouds is produced visually without instruments. The accuracy of observations, and consequently, their value, depends on the observer’s competence and systematic observations of the state of the sky and its changes over time.
Visual observations help to determine not only the number and form of the cloud, but also to make some conclusions about their microstructure (e.g., the presence of ice particles in them).
Pictures of clouds, taken from meteorological satellites, have confirmed previous findings that the clouds do form large-scale cloud systems (macrosystems) and medium systems (mesosystems), which determine the weather patterns in the area. In this regard, in Chapter 2 (2.2) a brief description of the macro- and meso-scale cloud system is given, and in addition to the description of the cloud fronts systems there is some information about the possible deviations in their formation.
Information about the cloud systems, especially mesosystems related with fronts, is reported for the first time. It will be useful in solving such problems as the alignment of surface and satellite observations, the method development of mesoscale synoptic processes’ analysis and etc, the problems, which have arisen with the advent of weather satellites.
It is important for the observer to understand the essence of the most important atmospheric processes leading to the formation of various clouds forms. This understanding identifies competence of the observer. It helps him to make correct observations in the more difficult cases, when the clouds are slightly different from the images in the Atlas, and refers to transitional forms. Origin of transitional forms is described in Chapter 2 (2.3).
Description of clouds as a local weather feature is made with consideration of the scale of the cloud systems, which include expected effects. This allows observers to understand better the difference between processes and cloud systems of different scales.
Chapter 3 includes a new concept of territorial characteristics of the clouds, which allows concluding that the specific forms of clouds are closely connected with some large areas, which are characterized not only by the latitudinal zones, but also by relatively homogeneous thermal and dynamic conditions.

The Chintz Collectors Handbook

Author: Francis Joseph
Publisher: Wallace-Homestead Book Co
ISBN: 1870703030
Size: 10.49 MB
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Adorn your collecting bookshelf with this wonderful guide to Staffordshire potteries. Following the Winton pottery's success, these companies emulated such famous patterns as Hampton, Spode, Marguerite, and more. You'll find pottery histories, a pattern and shape index, prices and more.

Collectors Value Guide Ty Beanie Babies Collector Handbook And Price Guide Winter 1999

Author: CheckerBee Publishing
Publisher: Checkerbee Pub
ISBN: 1888914378
Size: 23.28 MB
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If you need to keep up with Ty Inc.'s Beanie Babies, then this is the handbook for you! Our seasonal updates are bursting with the latest information and secondary market values for the fastest-growing collectible in the country. The Value Guide has it all - giant color pictures of the entire collection including Teenie Beanies, variations, tag information, and the top ten most valuable Beanie Babies. This season's Value Guide also offers sections on Beanie Buddies, Sports Promotion Beanie Babies, and a Beanie Babies Collectors' Checklist.

Collecting Pokemon An Unauthorized Handbook And Price Guide Schiffer Book For Collectors

Author: Jeffrey B Snyder
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
ISBN: 0764310755
Size: 55.80 MB
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Meet an electric mouse and 149 of its closest friends in the volume that introduces you to the world of Pokemon collecting! Hundreds of beautiful color photographs display the hottest Pokemon collectibles produced for the American market today. Topping the list are the cards and characters from the immensely popular Trading Card Game, followed by comics, figures, toys, and electronic games sure to excite every collector. Also included in the text are brief histories of Pokemon's development in Japan and successful export to America in 1998, and of the rise of trading card games in the 1990s. As a bonus, this book explains Pokemon basics to anyone who can't figure out what all the excitement is about! Values are given for the items displayed and listed in the text.

Fallout 4 Vault Dweller S Survival Guide Prima Official Game Guide

Author: David Hodgson
Publisher: Prima Games
ISBN: 0744016304
Size: 31.84 MB
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Fallout 4 Vault Dweller’s Survival Guide includes...

NAVIGATING THE WASTELAND - If you do choose to go aboveground, we have provided an atlas of the surrounding area, with as much detail and information as possible, to satisfy your curiosity and dissuade you from ever venturing outside.*

EQUIPMENT AND SURVIVAL GEAR - In the unfortunate event that you actually decide to leave the Vault, this manual provides schematics and data for the types of weaponry you may be inclined to use while fighting for your life. Again, we urge you to reconsider going outside.

CRAFTING AND RESOURCES- Making good use of your surroundings is essential for survival, should you make the poor decision to venture outside Vault 111. But, just in case, this guide contains schematics and data vital for creating and repairing useful weapons and essential technology.

TIPS FOR DANGEROUS ENCOUNTERS - Nothing should deter you from leaving the safety of the Vault like the threat of good, old-fashioned danger. Be sure to study the data that our scientists have compiled about the radiated terrors that you might find outside the comforts of Vault 111. You have been warned!

FREE eGUIDE WITH DLC COVERAGE - Will include strategy content for the upcoming Fallout 4 DLC releases, plus interactive maps for the entire game. 

*Locations, Points of Interest, & Collectibles are called out in full color.

Barbie Doll Collector S Handbook

Author: A. Glenn Mandeville
Publisher: Hobby House Pr Inc
ISBN: 0875884806
Size: 26.57 MB
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The ultimate handbook for passionate Barbie doll collectors! Delve into the fun world of Barbie doll collecting with authoritative tips from A. Glenn Mandeville, Marl Davidson, Priscilla Wardlow and Gary Ruddell. How to determine the value of a Barbie doll, what to look for, how to accurately identify, where to buy and sell, and how to protect your collections are guaranteed to enhance your collecting skills and fun. 100 captivating color photographs. A treasure trove of Barbie doll information for the novice and experienced collector. 100 color photographs. 96 pages.

The Cloud Collector S Handbook

Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452105189
Size: 58.48 MB
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Sure to be a hit with both aspiring and seasoned cloud gazers, this clever handbook will have everyone looking up.

The Cloud Collector S Handbook

Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444744623
Size: 45.15 MB
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Beautifully designed, in colour throughout, and full of the humour that made THE CLOUDSPOTTER'S GUIDE so engaging, the HANDBOOK is the essential reference for anyone with their head in the clouds.

The Cloud Collector S Handbook

Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811875424
Size: 13.61 MB
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Sure to be a hit with both aspiring and seasoned cloud gazers, this clever handbook will have everyone looking up.

Harry Potter Collector S Handbook

Author: William Silvester
Publisher: F+W Media, Inc
ISBN: 1440216266
Size: 77.13 MB
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Harry Potter Collector's Handbook will bewitch you with colorful images and current values of licensed products based on the famous boy wizard and his charming chums and nefarious foes.

The Cloudspotter S Guide

Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101203315
Size: 71.56 MB
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Illustrated with striking photographs (including a new section in full-color) and line drawings featuring everything from classical paintings to lava lamps, The Cloudspotter's Guide will have enthusiasts, weather watchers, and the just ...

The Art Collector S Handbook

Author: Ms Mary Rozell
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1848221428
Size: 24.53 MB
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This book, probing a number of resources and incorporating advice from top experts in the field, offers guidance on collection management and care, and serves as an important reference guide for collectors and those charged with managing ...

Owning Art

Author: Louisa Buck
Publisher: Cultureshock Media
ISBN: 9780954699918
Size: 27.11 MB
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Owning Art offers an informative, authoritative and richly anecdotal route through the minefield of the contemporary art world. This entertaining and easy-to-use handbook is set to become every collectors indispensable companion.


Author: Nancy N. Schiffer
ISBN: 9780764312519
Size: 35.73 MB
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A collector's handbook and price guide.