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The Invention of Clouds: How an Amateur Meteorologist Forged the Language of the Skies - Richard Hamblyn If this book was any drier it would be a desert. There are all sorts of editing issues as the author takes what should have been short non-essential topics and stretches them out to boring proportions. There is an interesting story well hidden in this book but the problem is it lies under massive amounts of unnecessary prose. And as a little footnote this book was designed longer than it is high so it looks out of place on a bookshelf