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Book Review Clouds - What They Are and What They Indicate

Updated on February 20, 2015

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Clouds What They Are and What They Indicate

Clouds - What They Are and What They Indicate is an interesting, picture filled book that identifies clouds. This is an e-book and available at GoogleBooks. The author is Henry Mark Smith.

The wording gives insights into what composes the clouds, such as liquid water, ice, or supercooled liquid. Not all clouds can produce precipitation, and this book provides an understanding on what clouds might produce.

There is an introductory chapter, a chapter on low clouds, a chapter on middle clouds, a chapter on high clouds, and a chapter on sky phenomena.

Intro Image: Black Spaniel Gallery has taken, and fully owns, this image. We have the right to use it. No link can be provided. I am the author of the book.

About the book and author.

First, I really know the book because I am the author. I have several books published in Kindle, but this one is in GoogleBooks. Eventually, I may have my Kindle books also located in GoogleBooks, since it is allowed to publish in both places.

This book cannot, due to the images, be saved to Kindle. Kindle allows expanding the print size, and does not handle images. GoogleBooks takes a pdf file, so the images remain right where intended.

The link will get you to the book, and a large portion of it can be viewed as a preview at no cost. It should be an excellent resource for homeschooling and for others.

I teach physical science at a community college, along with physics and mathematics. This particular book does not require any prior knowledge, and can be read by all.

The Introduction

The introductory chapter discusses clouds in general, and the precipitation producing requirements. This chapter has more information than images, and in that sense it is unique.

Low Clouds

Low clouds are separated into two groups, the stratified, or layered, clouds, and the convective clouds A form of the word stratus is associated with stratified clouds, and a form of cumulus is associated with convective clouds. Nimbus implies a cloud is producing precipitation.

Middle Clouds

Middle clouds are given the prefix alto. They are often composed of supercooled droplets.

High Clouds

A version of the word cirrus is associated with high clouds. They are composed of ice, and do not produce precipitation.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      enjoyed your quiz's and selection inventory here, thank you indeed.

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      JoshK47 

      6 years ago

      I've always found clouds quite interesting - thanks for sharing! :)

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      WriterJanis2 

      6 years ago

      Coming back to learn more.

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