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A Cloud a Day - Gavin Prector-Pinney (The Cloud Appreciation Society)

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Join us for an evening with Gavin Pretor-Pinney, founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society, on 25th November when he'll be giving us an ‘Introduction to Cloudspotting’ talk in support of his new book A Cloud a Day. The talk will include lots of cloud trivia and cover the various cloud formations and all their beauties and significances, both meteorological and cultural.

This event is free but do please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

About the book:

The stresses of the digital world mean that it's now 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.

About the Author:

Gavin Pretor-Pinney is founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society, which has over 47,000 members in 120 countries and was established to fight the banality of ‘blue-sky thinking’. Gavin is the author of the internationally bestselling Cloudspotter’s Guide and Cloud Collector’s Handbook. His third book, The Wavewatcher’s Companion, won the prestigious Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books. His latest book, A Cloud A Day, features 365 stunning images from members and friends of the Cloud Appreciation Society. Gavin is a TED Global speaker with over 1.2 million views. He has presented television documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4 and is a Visiting Fellow at the Meteorology Department of Reading University and winner of the Royal Meteorological Society’s Michael Hunt award. Gavin co-founded the Idler, a magazine that argues for the importance of downtime in creative thinking.

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