The Intelligent Optimist – The Intelligent Optimist Holiday Auction 2012
Auction Ends: Dec 2, 2012 09:00 PM PST

Signed Edition

Signed Edition: Become a Cloudspotter

Item Number
Estimated Value
$50 USD
$20 USD to tabloyd
Number of Bids
2  -  Bid History

Item Description

This item entitles the high bidder to a copy of The Cloudspotter's Handbook 
and a Society calendar.

The Cloud Appreciation Society has more than 31,000 members
in 94 countries around the world. 
They have joined for nothing more than a love of the sky and a conviction 
that clouds are not something to complain about but one of nature’s

most beautiful and poetic displays.
Gavin Pretor-Pinney, founder of The Cloud Appreciation Society, 
is the author of
two bestselling cloud books and winner of the 2011
Royal Society Winton Prize
for Science Books.
Here is the Ode magazine story on Pretor-Pinney and cloud appreciation:

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