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A Sideways Look at Clouds @ Herringbone Books in Redmond, OR
Mar
3
6:00 PM18:00

A Sideways Look at Clouds @ Herringbone Books in Redmond, OR

Why do clouds get a bad rap? Why is "cloudy" synonymous with "gloomy"? Did you know that an officially "sunny" day in eastern Oregon can include up to 15% cloud cover? Join me in Redmond, Oregon, for a talk, Q&A, and signing of my book from Mountaineers Books, A Sideways Look at Clouds. I'll be sharing some science, humor, and thoughts on following your curiosity.

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A Sideways Look at Clouds @ Roundabout Books in Bend
Mar
3
3:00 PM15:00

A Sideways Look at Clouds @ Roundabout Books in Bend

During the 186 days every year Bend, Oregon, is officially "sunny," the sky can be covered by 15% or less by clouds. If the clouds had better PR, this would be a "partly cloudy" day. Learn about the clouds, our fascination with them, and why we don't talk about them more at my talk, Q&A, and book signing. I'll be sharing some science, humor, and thoughts on following your curiosity.

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A Sideways Look at Clouds @ Paulina Springs Books in Sisters
Mar
2
6:00 PM18:00

A Sideways Look at Clouds @ Paulina Springs Books in Sisters

On Cloud Nine? Under a Cloud? Curious about these shape-shifting natural wonders we too often take for granted? Join me for talk, Q&A, and book signing. I'll be sharing some science, humor, and thoughts on following your curiosity.

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Nov
4
6:00 PM18:00

Sideways at Orca Books

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Olympia's skies are classified as "cloudy" 228 days a year. What do you know about the these shape-shifting natural wonders--cumulus, stratus, cirrus, and the rest? Join me tonight (Saturday) for my presentation on A Sideways Look at Clouds--my new book of non-fiction natural history published this Fall by Mountaineers Books. 

I'll be doing a combo talk/reading/slide program/ Q&A/ book signing... and cloud-shaped cookies for everyone at Olympia's oldest indie bookstore. AND FREE FULL-COLOR CLOUD CHARTS FROM NASA/NOAA! 

Orca Books is located at 509 4th Ave E, Olympia, Washington 98501. 

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Nov
2
7:30 PM19:30

Sideways at Powell's Books on Hawthorne

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Curious about clouds? New to the Pacific Northwest? Forgot what you learned about clouds in 4th grade? Can't remember the Latin names? Perfect! 

Join me at Powell's Books (the Hawthorne Store) in Portland for a reading/talk/Q&A about clouds and my new book A Sideways Look at Clouds. I'll give you tips on watching clouds, talking about them, and engaging in a meaningful relationship with them. I'll be showing slides of our beautiful PNW clouds, answering your questions, and signing copies of my book. 

Powell's Books on Hawthonre is at 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland 97214; (800) 878-7273. There are LOTS of wonderful eateries and drinkeries in the neighborhood.
For directions to store and other info click here.

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Oct
6
7:00 PM19:00

Sideways @ Village Books in Fairhaven

Believe it or not, we have hundreds of kinds of clouds, not just "rain clouds." Learn about nimbostratus (seen through a rainy windshield) and other clouds in A Sideways Look at Clouds.

Believe it or not, we have hundreds of kinds of clouds, not just "rain clouds." Learn about nimbostratus (seen through a rainy windshield) and other clouds in A Sideways Look at Clouds.

Don't know much about the clouds but wish you did? After moving to the Pacific Northwest in 2006, Olympia nature writer Maria Mudd Ruth realized she knew little to nothing about clouds. Rather than continuing to take them for granted, Maria began to study these shape-shifting natural wonders with curiosity and humor. In A Sideways Look Clouds (Mountaineers Books, September 2017), Maria charts a unique course into the science and meaning of clouds and offers the non-scientist ways to look at, appreciate, and talk about the clouds.

Join Maria for a lively presentation, short reading, gorgeous clouds, and book signing. There might even be a quiz.  Village Books is at 11th and Mill Streets in Fairhaven (south of downtown Bellingham).

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Sep
29
7:00 PM19:00

Sideways Launch Party

Join Maria at the Eagles Ballroom to celebrate the publication of A Sideways Look at Clouds, by Mountaineers Books.

After moving to the Pacific Northwest in 2006, Olympia nature writer Maria Mudd Ruth realized she knew little to nothing about clouds. Rather than continuing to take them for granted, Maria began to study these shape-shifting natural wonders. In A Sideways Look Clouds Maria charts a unique course into the science and meaning of clouds and offers the non-scientist ways to look at, appreciate, and talk about the clouds. The launch party will include a presentation/reading followed by Q&A and book sales/signing, fun.

Browsers Books of Olympia will be at the event to sell hot-off-the-press copies of A Sideways Look at Clouds (and also Maria's previous book, Rare Bird). Refreshing beverages and light cloud-themed nibbles will be served. Children welcome.

PARKING: There is free on-street parking on 4th and Pear St. (the most convenient). There are some spaces in the Eagle's Ballroom lot just north off the building off 4th. AND after hours at Always Safe & Lock just north of that. AND after hours in the larger parking lot of the Lottery Administrative HQ across the street. 

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