The invention of clouds: how an amateur meteorologist forged the language of the skies Richard Hamblyn. Picador, 2001.
The Invention of Clouds is the true story of Luke Howard, the amateur English meteorologist who in 1802 gave the clouds their names -- cumulus, cirrus, stratus.
Other Luke Howard links:
Luke Howard – a man with his head in the clouds?
Summerhill Road: a site with lots of information about the history and people of Tottenham
Luke Howard – the man who named the clouds (OPALexplorenature, Imperial College).
Includes narration by Oliver Howard, Luke Howard‘s great, great, great grandson
Luke Howard and Cloud Names Royal Meteorological Society
The cloud classification now used is based on that originally proposed by pharmacist Luke Howard in December 1802,
in his paper "On the modification of clouds"
Luke Howard “The Godfather of Clouds”
The story of Luke Howard, a very special person who loved and named clouds.
Luke Howard, Quaker: Quakers in the world
Exhibition: The Man who named clouds: Luke Howard
The original Man who named clouds: Luke Howard exhibition was created in 2010 to celebrate
Luke Howard FRS as a local hero, during the 350th anniversary celebrations of The Royal Society.
The Man Who Named Clouds: Luke Howard FRS, a Tottenham Local Hero
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