11/04/2012 08:35 BST | Updated 11/06/2012 06:12 BST

New Book 'Clouds That Look Like Things' Features Clouds, That Look Like Things

Here at HuffPost UK Culture, we love intense, complex novels that illuminate the human condition and thoroughly researched non-fiction that better explain difficult topics.

We also love books of clouds that look like things.

Thank the lord then for Gavin Pretor-Pinney and The Cloud Appreciation Society, who together have compiled what is surely the definitive compilation of the latter.

Animals, vehicles - even famous people appear in skies around the world ready to be discovered by anyone patient enough to gaze up at them.

Most of us, of course, are too busy to walk around staring upwards all day long - not to mention the strain it'd put on your neck.

So instead enjoy these selected highlights from Clouds That Look Like Things, and if you like, purchase a copy of the book to see many, many more...