The Man Who Named the Clouds

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In 1782, when Luke Howard was ten, he began keeping a weather journal to describe what he saw in the sky--he especially loved to watch the clouds. As an adult, Luke wanted to classify clouds, though many others had failed at this.

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Gr. 3-5. Born in England in 1772, Luke Howard began keeping a weather journal when he was 10 years old. He maintained an interest in weather and clouds all his life, though he supported himself and his family as a chemist. In 1802, he proposed a system of classifying clouds into seven types, basing their names on the Latin words cirrus, cumulus, and stratus. His system was adopted and, in adapted form, is still used today. This colorful book balances biographical and historical information with basic weather science, presented in the form of a modern child's monthly weather journal. The interspersed journal pages present information about weather, a simple project, and a few riddles. Artwork includes reproductions of a portrait of Howard and his own paintings of clouds, Billin-Frye's winsome illustrations, and photos of the 10 types of clouds recognized today. An attractive combination of biographical narrative and weather science. Bibliography appended. Carolyn Phelan
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