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The Snowflake: Winter's Secret Beauty

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Publisher Comments:

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 preeminent 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.

Book News Annotation:

Libbrecht (physics, California Institute of Technology) reveals what science knows about snowflakes for general readers. Rasmussen used his special photographic apparatus during the winter of 2001-2002 to take the many stunning snowflake photographs included.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Science may never be able to fully explain why no two snowflakes are alike, but with this captivating volume's incredible color microphotography, readers will have a better appreciation of the snowflake's secret beauty. 0-89658-630-8$20.00 / Voyageur Press

Synopsis:

Snowflakes may be an everyday, common subject, but youve 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. Author Kenneth Libbrecht, a physics professor 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.

About 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780896586307
Author:
Rasmussen, Patricia
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Photographer:
Rasmussen, Patricia
Author:
Libbrecht, Kenneth G.
Author:
Libbrecht, Kenneth George
Location:
Stillwater, MN
Subject:
Weather
Subject:
Snowflakes.
Subject:
General House & Home
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - General
Subject:
Nature Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
vol. 4, no. 3.
Publication Date:
20031117
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
10.35x8.78x.65 in. 1.72 lbs.

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Product details 112 pages Voyageur Press (MN) - English 9780896586307 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
Science may never be able to fully explain why no two snowflakes are alike, but with this captivating volume's incredible color microphotography, readers will have a better appreciation of the snowflake's secret beauty. 0-89658-630-8$20.00 / Voyageur Press
"Synopsis" by ,
Snowflakes may be an everyday, common subject, but youve 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. Author Kenneth Libbrecht, a physics professor 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.
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