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Richard Hamblyn - Clouds - Nature and Culture

Do you want to know everything about the Clouds above?

About 'Clouds - Nature and Culture'

The ultimate guide to the clouds above - ranging from Wordsworth's poetry to today's tech-speak.

Clouds have been objects of delight and fascination throughout human history, their fleeting magnificence and endless variety inspiring scientists and daydreamers alike. 

Richard Hamblyn is an award-winning environmental writer and historian, his previous books include Tsunami: Nature and Culture (2014), The Art of Science(2011), Terra: Tales of the Earth (2009), The Cloud Book (2008) and The Invention of Clouds (2001). His latest book, Clouds: Nature and Culture, was published by Reaktion Books this summer 2017.

‘This book is a mix of mythology, history, literature, art history and science. It introduces us to cloud seeding, cloud music and the special effects that made clouds movie stars (think The Wizard of Oz and Twister). Now you’ll be able to ‘read’ clouds in an entirely new way.’ – Reader’s Digest, Australia

About the event:

In this richly illustrated talk, Hamblyn examines clouds in their cultural, historic, and scientific contexts, exploring their place in our skies and landscapes, as well as in our literature, art, and music.



Richard Hamblyn Richard Hamblyn

Richard is an award-winning environmental writer, historian and a lecturer in the Department of English and Humanities at Birkbeck, University of London.

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