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How did clouds get their names? - Richard Hamblyn

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-did-clouds-get-their-names-richard-hamblyn The study of clouds has always been a daydreamer’s science, aptly founded by a thoughtful young man whose favorite activity was staring out of the window at the sky. Richard Hamblyn tells the history of Luke Howard, the man who classified the clouds and forever changed humanity’s understanding of these changeable, mysterious objects. Lesson by Richard Hamblyn, animation by Nick Hilditch.

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