• Fiction

Book of Clouds


Author: Chloe Aridjis
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9781555849191
Category: Fiction
Page: 204
View: 6754
Book of Clouds is a haunting, masterfully wrought debut novel about a young woman adrift in Berlin, where a string of fateful encounters leads to romance, violence, and revelation. Having escaped her overbearing family a continent away, Tatiana settles in Berlin and cultivates solitude while distancing herself from the city’s past. Yet the phantoms of Berlin—seeping in through the floorboards of her apartment, lingering in the abandoned subterranea—are more alive to her than the people she passes on her daily walks. When she takes a job transcribing notes for the reclusive historian Doktor Weiss, her life in Berlin becomes more complex—and more perilous. Through Weiss, she meets Jonas, a meteorologist who, as a child in the GDR, took solace in the sky’s constant shape-shifting, an antidote to his grim and unyielding reality. As their three paths intersect and merge, the contours of all their worlds change, culminating in an act of violence that will leave none of them untouched. Unfolding with the strange, charged logic of a dream, Book of Clouds is a profound portrait of a city forever in flux, and of the myths we cling to in order to give shape to our lives.

    • Photography

The Cloud Book


Author: Richard Hamblyn
Publisher: David & Charles
ISBN: N.A
Category: Photography
Page: 157
View: 1598
Presents a richly illustrated guide to the different types of clouds and other atmospheric phenomena in terms of their implications for the planet's weather, discusses the history of cloud classification, and offers stunning images from one of the world's premier weather forecasting bureaus. Original. 10,000 first printing.

    • Nature

The Book of Clouds


Author: John A. Day
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402728136
Category: Nature
Page: 205
View: 3841
Clouds are simple enough, just a collection of ice crystals or water droplets visible to everyone. Yet they are a source of endless wonder. They appear in an infinite number of shapes and forms. Some are beautiful, some awe inspiring, and some, like the whirling funnel cloud, are terrifying. Clouds inspire artists, poets, songwriters. They have reminded astronauts, looking down from space, that Earth, a seemingly abstract orb, is a place of life and movement. those great swirls of white-as they change shape, swell, evaporate into wisps, disappear and come back, glow with sunlight or darken with rain-are a constant reminder of how dynamic our planet is.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

The Cloud Book


Author: Tomie dePaola
Publisher: Reading Rainbow Books
ISBN: 9780823405312
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 30
View: 8807
The ten most common clouds along with related myths and popular weather sayings.

    • Nature

Extraordinary Clouds


Author: Richard Hamblyn
Publisher: David & Charles
ISBN: 9780715332818
Category: Nature
Page: 144
View: 3753
You?ll find a selection of some of the most startling and unusual cloud formations, from uniform streaks of ?cloud streets? to the odd bulbous ?lenticularis? that are commonly mistaken for UFOs. Each amazing photograph will be accompanied by Hamblyn?s entertaining and informative explanation of how the cloud was formed and the conditions in which a similar one might occur. The images chosen use satellite photography as well as ground-based pictures and the collection demonstrates the most unexpected and seemingly impossible patterns that can be created by the natural cycles of weather.

    • Nature

The Cloud Collector's Handbook


Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452105185
Category: Nature
Page: 144
View: 5088
The perfect incentive for keeping your head in the clouds, The Cloud Collector's Handbook is a whimsical guide to the wonders of the sky. Throughout, author and cloud expert Gavin Pretor-Pinney catalogs a variety of clouds and gives readers points for spotting them and recording their finds. This fun and useful book features gorgeous full-color photographs that showcase a new type of cloud on every spread, from fluffy cumulus to the super rare horseshoe vortex to the wispy noctilucent clouds that hang at the fringes of space. Sure to be a hit with both aspiring and seasoned cloud gazers, this clever handbook will have everyone looking up.

    • Business & Economics

Behind the Cloud

The Untold Story of How Salesforce.com Went from Idea to Billion-Dollar Company-and Revolutionized an Industry
Author: Marc Benioff,Carlye Adler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470535929
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
View: 1230
How did salesforce.com grow from a start up in a rented apartment into the world's fastest growing software company in less than a decade? For the first time, Marc Benioff, the visionary founder, chairman and CEO of salesforce.com, tells how he and his team created and used new business, technology, and philanthropic models tailored to this time of extraordinary change. Showing how salesforce.com not only survived the dotcom implosion of 2001, but went on to define itself as the leader of the cloud computing revolution and spark a $46-billion dollar industry, Benioff's story will help business leaders and entrepreneurs stand out, innovate better, and grow faster in any economic climate. In Behind the Cloud, Benioff shares the strategies that have inspired employees, turned customers into evangelists, leveraged an ecosystem of partners, and allowed innovation to flourish.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

The Marvelous Clouds

Toward a Philosophy of Elemental Media
Author: John Durham Peters
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022625383X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 410
View: 4559
In medias res -- Understanding media -- Of cetaceans and ships; or, the moorings of our being -- The fire sermon -- Lights in the firmament: sky media I (Chronos) -- The times and the seasons: sky media II (Kairos) -- The face and the book (inscription media) -- God and Google -- Conclusion: the sabbath of meaning -- Appendix: nonsimultaneity in cetacean communication.

    • Biography & Autobiography

The Invention of Clouds

How an Amateur Meteorologist Forged the Language of the Skies
Author: Richard Hamblyn
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 033053730X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
View: 3511
An extraordinary yet little-known scientific advance occurred in the opening years of the nineteenth century when a young amateur meteorologist, Luke Howard, gave the clouds the names by which they are known to this day. By creating a language to define structures that had, up to then, been considered random and unknowable, Howard revolutionized the science of meteorology and earned the admiration of his leading contemporaries in art, literature and science. Richard Hamblyn charts Howard’s life from obscurity to international fame, and back to obscurity once more. He recreates the period’s intoxicating atmosphere of scientific discovery, and shows how this provided inspiration for figures such as Goethe, Shelley and Constable. Offering rich insights into the nature of celebrity, the close relationship between the sciences and the arts, and the excitement generated by new ideas, The Invention of Clouds is an enthralling work of social and scientific history.

    • Fiction

Head in the Clouds


Author: Karen Witemeyer
Publisher: Bethany House
ISBN: 9781441213235
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
View: 6754
Adelaide Proctor is a young woman with her head in the clouds, longing for a real-life storybook hero to claim as her own. But when a husband-hunting debacle leaves her humiliated, she interviews for a staid governess position on a central Texas sheep ranch and vows to leave her romantic yearnings behind. When Gideon Westcott left his privileged life in England to make a name for himself in America's wool industry, he never expected to become a father overnight. And five-year-old Isabella hasn't uttered a word since she lost her mother. The unconventionality of the new governess concerns Gideon--and intrigues him at the same time. But he can't afford distractions. He has a ranch to run, a shearing to oversee, and a suspicious fence-cutting to investigate. When Isabella's uncle comes to claim the child--and her inheritance--Gideon and Adelaide must work together to protect Isabella from the man's evil schemes. And soon neither can deny their growing attraction. But after so many heartbreaks, will Adelaide be willing to get her head out of the clouds and put her heart on the line?


    • Drama

Clouds


Author: Aristophanes
Publisher: RicherResourcesPublications
ISBN: 0979757134
Category: Drama
Page: 104
View: 4661
The comic drama Clouds is one of the most famous and popular satires ever written. In it Aristophanes takes issue with the intellectual and moral depravity of his fellow Athenians. The play is particularly famous for its portrayal of Socrates. Here, he is

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Clouds


Author: Ann Herriges
Publisher: Bellwether Media
ISBN: 1612112307
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 24
View: 5383
Did you know not all clouds are white? Green clouds can form and signal severe storms and tornadoes. Beginning readers will discover the different types of clouds and how they form.


    • Science

A Sideways Look At Clouds


Author: Maria Mudd Ruth
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 168051119X
Category: Science
Page: N.A
View: 9599
• Written by a critically-acclaimed natural-history author • Shares author’s fun journey to understanding clouds • Written for the curious—but non-science—minded Author Maria Mudd Ruth fell in love with clouds the same way she stumbles into most passions: madly and unexpectedly. A Sideways Look at Clouds is the story of her quite accidental infatuation with and education about the clouds above. When she moved to the soggy Northwest a decade ago, Maria assumed that locals would know everything there was to know about clouds, in the same way they talk about salmon, tides, and the Seahawks. Yet in her first two years of living in Olympia, Washington, she never heard anyone talk about clouds—only the rain. Puzzled by this lack of cloud savvy, she decided to create a 10-question online survey and sent it to everyone she knew. Her sample size of 67 people included men and women, new friends in Olympia, family on the East Coast, outdoorsy and indoorsy types, professional scientists, and liberal arts majors like herself. The results showed that while people knew a little bit about clouds, most were like her—they had a hard time identifying clouds or remembering their names. As adults, they had lost their curiosity and sense of wonder about clouds and were, essentially, not in the habit of looking up. A Sideways Look at Clouds acknowledges the challenges of understanding clouds and so uses a very steep and bumpy learning curve—the author’s—as its plot line. The book is structured around the ten words used in most definitions of a cloud: “a visible mass of water droplets or ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere above the earth.” A captivating story teller, Maria blends science, wonder, and humor to take the scenic route through the clouds and encourages readers to chart their own rambling, idiosyncratic course. Whether you are outside under the clouds, inside planning your next adventure, or curled up anywhere with a good book, A Sideways Look at Clouds will engage, inform, and inspire.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Taste the Clouds


Author: Rita Marshall
Publisher: Creative Editions
ISBN: 9781568462851
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 14
View: 5403
Can you hear color or see music wherever you look? Is it possible to touch the stars or smell a rainbow? Venturing off the beaten path of nonfiction board books, Taste the Clouds encourages the youngest of readers to expand their imaginations by thinking of the many ways we use our senses to describe the world around us.

    • Drama

The Clouds

An Annotated Translation
Author: Aristophanes,Marie C. Marianetti
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761805885
Category: Drama
Page: 108
View: 6899
This new translation attempts to inform the general as well as the more specialized reader of what Aristophanes put on stage in 423 B.C. It remains more or less faithful to the original Greek, avoiding radical changes that would make the Clouds conform to linguistic "fads" at the very end of the twentieth century. The book includes an informative introduction about the author and the play, a chronological chart of the fifth century B.C., a selective bibliography for further reading and various notes that explain to the reader a diversity of religious, cultural, political and social beliefs and practices of the ancient peoples of Athens. This book also highlights Aristophanes' comic genius and emphasizes the diversity of themes and variety of subjects which the Clouds portrays as conceived by Aristophanes' unsurpassed comic imagination.

    • Science

Clouds, Rain and Rainmaking


Author: B. J. Mason
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521206502
Category: Science
Page: 189
View: 7304
Dr Mason has revised and updated his popular account of cloud-related meteorological phenomena.

    • English drama

Clouds


Author: Michael Frayn
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: English drama
Page: 84
View: 9303

    • Fiction

South of the Clouds


Author: John D. Kuhns
Publisher: Post Hill Press
ISBN: 9781682613726
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
View: 4723
A once prominent American investor broken by the Great Recession seeks redemption in the jungle near the Sino-Burmese border, where a beautiful karaoke girl with a past might be able to save him. The Great Recession of 2008 humbled many good men. Once featured on the front pages of New York’s business and society papers, Jack Davis had spiraled downward in the aftermath of the crisis. How far will someone go to get their reputation back? Jack is about to find out. Exiled to the last remnant of his investment empire—a rusty silicon smelter in the Chinese jungle north of the Burmese border—his comeback seems far-fetched. But it’s either take his best shot or crawl away from the world in shame. At first, his prospects appear grim. Asked when they could earn a profit, his general manager answered, “In China, no one make money in regular business. Make money other ways.” When Jack discovers his employees are using the company’s trucks to run jade from Burma over the border to China, his first instinct is to clean house—until he learns they’re making more money running jade than he is smelting silicon. Jack’s jade buyer tries to warn him. “The problem is, it’s never just running jade,” the man said. “Jade leads to other things way beyond your control. You’re a foreigner, for God’s sake.” Set in a dangerous, once-obscure corner of the world that has recently vaulted to prominence, South of the Clouds tells the story of an American forced to choose, not between right and wrong—“there’s no legal here”—but between the predictable and the unknown, between a stale life or one with Mei, the beautiful karaoke girl with a past, and the woman he loves. Wall Street isn’t only about greed and cynicism. There are heroes there too.