Cosmic Clouds is about the creation of stars, the Sun, the planets, Earth and ourselves. The book examines the entire path of star birth and stellar recycling, in which one generation of stars sends a good portion of itself, including compressive forces and a lot of freshly-made chemical elements, back into the stellar nurseries to provide for the next generation. We thus see how stars beget more stars and how as a by-product of the process planets and our own Earth were created, quite literally distilled out of the heavy star-matter that infuses interstellar space.