Clouds - Eric M. Wilcox A fun and fluffy visual survey of the major cloud designations of meteorology aiming at an audience with no prior knowledge. The photos are the best part, managing to convey the beauties of the more subtle formations as well as the drama of cumulonimbus, mammatus and co. At the back a more detailed technical description of how and where the various cloud types form is given along with a discussion of the more common atmospheric optical phenomena (rainbows and halos) that should be comprehensible to anybody with the desire to read the book in the first place.