Richard is an award-winning environmental writer, historian and a lecturer in the Department of English and Humanities at Birkbeck, University of London.
Richard Hamblyn teaches English and Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London. His books include The Invention of Clouds (2001), which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize; Terra: Tales of the Earth (2009), a study of natural disasters; and The Art of Science, an anthology of readable science writing from the Babylonians to the Higgs boson.
His latest book, Clouds: Nature and Culture, was published by Reaktion Books this summer 2017.
‘This book, one of many excellent titles in the Earth Series, 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
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