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The Snowflake: Winter's Secret Beauty

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Snowflakes may be an everyday, common subject, but you’ve never seen them like this! A collection of amazing photography of snow crystals using a unique system designed to take super-detailed micro images of these miniature ice masterpieces, The Snowflake is an extraordinary look at a seemingly ordinary object.

The general public is interested in popular science subjects, weather, and amazing photography. The Snowflake has elements of all these, and with its appealing ...

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Overview

Snowflakes may be an everyday, common subject, but you’ve never seen them like this! A collection of amazing photography of snow crystals using a unique system designed to take super-detailed micro images of these miniature ice masterpieces, The Snowflake is an extraordinary look at a seemingly ordinary object.

The general public is interested in popular science subjects, weather, and amazing photography. The Snowflake has elements of all these, and with its appealing combination of informative text and fascinating photography, there is no other book like it on the market. Author Kenneth Libbrecht, an executive officer of physics at CalTech and the pre-eminent snow-crystal researcher, discusses the physics and mythology of snow and how snow crystals are made. Photographer Patricia Rasmussen presents remarkable color micro-photography of snowflakes, and also discusses the history of snow-crystal micro-photography as invented by farmer Wilson Bentley.

WINNER, 2004 NATIONAL OUTDOOR BOOK AWARD! (Nature & Environment)

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Editorial Reviews

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Los Angeles Times, Feb. 16, 2006 (circ.: Orange County edition: 187,300; LA edition: 908,000; Valley edition: 200,600)
"With a series of books, photographs and a Web site (www.snowcrystals.com) that gets 2 million hits a year, Libbrecht is expanding his snowflake empire this year when the U.S. Postal Service issues a commemorative four-stamp set with his snow crystal photos. Later, a new Libbrecht book will hit the stands: a pocket-sized field guide to snowflake types that will make it easy for every man to identify and classify nature's frozen art."

Home Education Magazine Dec. 1, 2007

“For the truly snow-obsessed, The Snowflake is an excellent overview of the history, science, and art of snowflakes, illustrated with exquisite photographs.”

The Polar Times (official publication of the American Polar Society), January 2006 (circ. unavailable)
"Anyone who appreciates the handsome, intricate symmetry of snow crystals must buy Kenneth Libbrecht's book."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780641928215
  • Publisher: Motorbooks
  • Publication date: 11/28/2003
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 9.70 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth Libbrecht is an executive officer of physics at CalTech and the pre-eminent snow-crystal researcher. He has a Ph.D. in physics. Patricia Rasmussen’s snow-crystal photography has been used in a variety of mediums, including science and math curriculums, video productions, company logos, Christmas cards, and in an educational TV program.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1--The Creative Genius
Chapter 2--Snowflake Watching
Chapter 3--Snow Crystal Symmetry
Chapter 4--Hieroglyphs from the Sky
Chapter 5--Morphogenesis on Ice
Chapter 6--Snowflake Weather
Chapter 7--A Field Guide to Falling Snow
Chapter 8--In Search of Identical Snowflakes
Afterword--Photographer’s Statement by Patricia Rasmussen
Index
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  • Posted March 2, 2009

    Tiny beauty

    It is amazing how much beauty is contained in such a small space - and we are offered in this book a rare glimpse into that microcosm of created snowflakes. I love the reference to "Snowflake Bentley" and am grateful for his work and that of others who make their lifework something that so blesses the rest of us. Thanks for such a book that is both "coffee table book" and "science book"...something for everyone!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2009

    Beautiful pictures

    My students will love to look at this book and find the beauty in each and every snowflake!

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