Webinar: A Sideways Look at Clouds - September 21

Accidental naturalist Maria Mudd Ruth looks up and decides to figure out, once and for all, what clouds are all about.
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September 01, 2017
Webinar: A Sideways Look at Clouds - September 21
Webinar: A Sideways Look at Clouds

Join us on September 21 for the next Mountaineers Books Web Series episode with author Maria Mudd Ruth. Maria calls herself an accidental naturalist and has written more than a dozen books about natural wonders that have, one, fascinated her and, two, she became obsessed with learning about.  Maria’s new book, A Sideways 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.

 Mountaineers Books Web Series, Episode 3
Thursday, September 21, from 7 – 8pm


Attend from any web-connected computer or device. And register even if you can’t attend this evening and we will email you a recording of the webinar to listen to whenever it’s convenient.


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


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. In 2005, 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.

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