Gavin Pretor-Pinney

Gavin Edmund Pretor-Pinney is a British author,[1] known for his books The Cloudspotter's Guide and The Wavewatcher's Companion.

Pretor-Pinney attended Westminster School, the University of Oxford, and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. He co-founded the magazine The Idler and founded the Cloud Appreciation Society in 2004.[2] He grew up in West London and now also lives in Somerton, Somerset.[citation needed]

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Television appearancesEdit

  • Presented on BBC TV: Cloudspotting[6]
  • Appeared on BBC TV: The Secret Life of Waves[7]


  1. ^ a b "The Cloudspotter's Guide". Conville and Walsh.
  2. ^ "The joy of cloudspotting: 10 incredible visions in clouds". TED Blog. 2013-07-16. Retrieved 2018-10-07.
  3. ^ "Expert in idleness is surprise winner of science book prize", The Independent, 18 November 2011
  4. ^ "The Wavewatcher's Companion".
  5. ^ "Daily Telegraph review". The Daily Telegraph. London. 13 June 2010.
  6. ^ "Cloudspotting". BBC.
  7. ^ "The Secret Life of Waves". BBC.

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