Gavin Pretor-Pinney: Why Should We Look At The Clouds More Often? You don't need to plan a trip to find beauty and perspective. Just look up, says Gavin Pretor-Pinney, and stop for a moment every day to admire the beauty in the sky above and in our everyday lives.

Why Should We Look At The Clouds More Often?

Why Should We Look At The Clouds More Often?

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About Gavin Pretor-Pinney's TED Talk

You don't need to plan an exotic trip to find beauty and perspective. Just look up, says Gavin Pretor-Pinney, founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society. Pretor-Pinney calls for us all to stop for a moment every day and admire the beauty in the sky above and in our everyday lives.

About Gavin Pretor-Pinney

As co-founder of The Idler magazine, Gavin Pretor-Pinney is a longtime advocate of the joys of time ill-spent. In The Cloudspotter's Guide and The Cloud Collector's Handbook, he tackles the idlest pursuit of all: cloud-watching.

Pretor-Pinney's blend of tranquil appreciation and hard science have floated his cloud books to the top of best-seller lists. For Pretor-Pinney, clouds illustrate how mundane phenomena reveal the natural wonders around us.

Pretor-Pinney is also the author of The Wavewatcher's Companion.