Gavin Pretor-Pinney is the founder of The Cloud Appreciation Society, a global organisation he set up to fight 'blue-sky thinking'. He is also the co-founder and creative director of The Idler magazine and author of THE CLOUDSPOTTER'S GUIDE, A PIG WITH SIX LEGS AND OTHER CLOUDS and THE CLOUD COLLECTOR'S HANDBOOK. He lives in London and Somerset.
Lovely, funny, whimsical book...the sheer joy you will have in seeing a giant's nose created from a mass of water vapour should inspire you to spend a lot more time with your head in the clouds... - Weather Magazine Praise for Gavin Pretor-Pinney's previous books - . His style is genial, his enthusiasm uplifting and his book nothing less than a subtle but glorious mantra for a way of life. - Metro on THE CLOUDSPOTTER'S GUIDE Has all the quirky humour that made the last one a bestseller - thelondonpaper on THE CLOUD COLLECTOR'S HANDBOOK Small enough to fit in your pocket, and with a good dollop of humour, it's the perfect companion for a gloomy day - New Scientist on THE CLOUD COLLECTOR'S HANDBOOK Read this eye-opening and amusingly written book and you will realise that beautiful as they are clouds are not just put there for decoration, they are truly awesome things. - Daily Mail on THE CLOUDSPOTTER'S GUIDE