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.
Luke Howard videos:
How did clouds get their names?
The study of clouds has always been a daydreamer's science ...
Why do clouds have names?
A video dedicated to the work of Luke Howard
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 articles:
Guide to Cloud Spotting
Royal Meteorological Society MetMatters Kirsty McCabe
Cloud spotter? Then you are in the right place ...
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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