A Sideways Look at Clouds

A Sideways Look at Clouds

Mountaineers Books Web Series, Episode 3
Thursday, September 21, from 7 – 8 p.m.

Join us for Episode 3 of Mountaineers Books Web Series with author Maria Rudd Ruth. Maria calls herself an accidental naturalist and has written more than a dozen books about natural wonders that, one, fascinated her and, two, she became obsessed with learning about. In this case, Maria’s current book, A Sideway Look at Clouds, shares her curiosity about clouds and what she’s learned about them—why there are so many variations, what they tell us, how far away they are,and why they are even there, among much more.

Maria is a captivating storyteller who blends science, wonder, and humor in ways that make natural phenomena understandable. You’ll have fun listening to her presentation and also learn things about clouds that you didn’t know before. If you’ve wanted to be able to identify clouds, understand what they’re doing up there, and how they affect you, this is the webinar for you.

“This book is a true delight: a beautifully written, lyrical account of the drama and mystery of clouds.”
–Richard Hamblyn, author, The Invention of Clouds

“Maria Mudd Ruth’s irresistible journey to understand, appreciate, and explain clouds somehow makes the daily sky more fascinating and beguiling. What a gift!”
¬–Jim Lynch, author, The Highest Tide and Before the Wind

(Register even if you can’t attend this evening and we will email a recording of the webinar to listen to whenever it’s convenient.)

Maria Mudd Ruth has been researching, watching, photographing, and blogging about clouds for many years. She is the author of more than a dozen books on natural history topics for young readers, general audiences, and accidental naturalists like herself. In2005, she published Rare Bird: Pursuing the Mystery of the Marbled Murrelet, a critically acclaimed natural history that was reissued in 2013 (Mountaineers Books). Maria lives in Olympia, Washington, with her husband and two sons. You can learn more about her fascinations at www.mariaruthbooks.net.