The Cloud Collector s Handbook

Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781444744620
Release Date: 2011-11-24
Genre: Nature

THE CLOUD COLLECTOR'S HANDBOOK fits into the pocket, allowing cloudspotters to identify cloud formations anytime and anywhere. All the common cloud types are represented, as are many of the rare ones, each fully described and illustrated with a range of photographs. Not only is THE CLOUD COLLECTOR'S HANDBOOK an invaluable resource for anyone who wants to be able to identify and understand every cloud that floats by, it also caters for the competitive cloudspotter. Points are awarded for each cloud type identified - the rarer the cloud, the greater points - and there's space to fill in where and when it was sighted. 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: 1452105189
Release Date: 2011-04-29
Genre: Nature

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 Cloud Collector s Handbook

Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 0811875423
Release Date: 2011-02-16
Genre: Nature

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

Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399533451
Release Date: 2007-06
Genre: Nature

Features a study of clouds and captures the character of these natural phenomena while discussing the science behind the different types of clouds, what they mean in terms of climate and weather, and their history.

Harry Potter Collector s Handbook

Author: William Silvester
Publisher: Krause Publications
ISBN: 1440208972
Release Date: 2010-09-16
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

Action Figures, Books, Ornaments, Costumes, Calendars, Art, Coins, Dolls, Jewelry, Lunch Boxes, Toys, Movies Harry Potter Casts His Spell on Collectors Welcome, Muggles, to the magic, mystery, and merchandise of the wonderful wizarding world of Harry Potter! 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. Just for you, we've conjured: 1,000+ spellbinding listings, pictures, and secondary market values. Information arranged—magically!—in alphabetical order to make it easy to find what you're looking for. A diverse array of collectibles from rare first editions of books worth thousands of dollars to items worth slightly fewer galleons. If you're mesmerized by "Pottermania," you'll never want to depart the enchanting world of witchcraft and wizardry presented in Harry Potter Collector's Handbook.

Extraordinary Clouds

Author: Richard Hamblyn
Publisher: David & Charles
ISBN: 0715332813
Release Date: 2009-06-26
Genre: Nature

You?ll find a selection of some of the most startling and unusual cloud formations, from uniform streaks of ?cloud streets? to the odd bulbous ?lenticularis? that are commonly mistaken for UFOs. Each amazing photograph will be accompanied by Hamblyn?s entertaining and informative explanation of how the cloud was formed and the conditions in which a similar one might occur. The images chosen use satellite photography as well as ground-based pictures and the collection demonstrates the most unexpected and seemingly impossible patterns that can be created by the natural cycles of weather.

Mineral Collector s Handbook

Author: Barry Krause
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 0806908734
Release Date: 1998-08-01
Genre: Nature

A full-color field guide to with everything needed to dive into this exciting hobby.

Fossil Collector s Handbook

Author: Gerhard Lichter
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: STANFORD:36105020374588
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Reference

Describes methods for locating, extracting, and preparing fossils and discusses appropriate tools and materials

Collecting Pok mon

Author: Jeffrey B. Snyder
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 0764310755
Release Date: 1999-11
Genre: Games

Meet an electric mouse and 149 of its closest friends in the volume that introduces you to the world of Pokémon collecting! Hundreds of beautiful color photographs display the hottest Pokémon 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 Pokémon'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 Pokémon 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.

Owning Art

Author: Louisa Buck
Publisher: Cultureshock Media
ISBN: 0954699912
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Art

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.

The Art Collector s Handbook

Author: Ms Mary Rozell
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781848221420
Release Date: 2014-06-28
Genre: Art

With the rapid and unprecedented global expansion of the art market, new collectors are emerging every day. When buying art, whether for pure enjoyment, for investment or some other motive, few art collectors consider the practical and financial implications of owning and maintaining art, and many do not have a plan for how they might eventually dispose of it. 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 collections.