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Publisher Comments:

"Offers valuable material not only to students of crystallography but also to those of the arts."—The New York Times

Did you ever try to photograph a snowflake? The procedure is very tricky. The work must be done rapidly in extreme cold, for even body heat can melt a rare specimen that has been painstakingly mounted. The lighting must be just right to reveal all the nuances of design without producing heat. But the results can be rewarding, as the work of W. A. Bentley proved.

For almost half a century, Bentley caught and photographed thousands of snowflakes in his workshop at Jericho, Vermont, and made available to scientists and art instructors samples of his remarkable work. In 1931, the American Meteorological Society gathered together the best of these photomicrographs, plus some slides of frost, glaze, dew on vegetation and spider webs, sleet, and soft hail, and a text by W. J. Humphreys, and had them published. That book is here reproduced, unaltered, and unabridged. Over 2,000 beautiful crystals on these pages reveal the wonder of nature's diversity in uniformity; no two are alike, yet all are based on a common hexagon.

The introductory text covers the technique of photographing snow crystals, classification, the fundamentals of crystallography, and markings. There are also brief discussions of the nature and cause of ice flowers, windowpane frost, dew, rime, sleet, and graupel.

The book is of great value both to students of ice forms and for textile and other designers who can use the natural designs of these snow crystals in their work. Every photograph is royalty-free; you may use up to 10 without fees, permission, or acknowledgement.

"A most unusual and very readable book."—Nature

Synopsis:

Over 2,000 clear photomicrographs printed on black background of snow crystals. Also frost, rime, hail, and more. Brief text on methodology of research. Absolutely inexhaustible source of design. 202 plates.

Synopsis:

Over 2,000 photomicrographs of snowflakes, plus slides of frost, rime, glaze, dew and hail. Introduction by meteorologist W. J. Humphreys discusses techniques of photographing snow crystals, science of crystallography, classification and markings. "...page after page of patterns, one more beautiful than the next..."-Country Journal. 202 plates.

Synopsis:

Over 2,000 photomicrographs of snowflakes, plus slides of frost, rime, glaze, dew, and hail. Introduction by meteorologist W. J. Humphreys discusses techniques of photographing snow crystals, science of crystallography, classification, and markings. "Page after page of patterns, one more beautiful than the next." — Country Journal. 202 plates.

Table of Contents

PREFACE

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

PART I THE SNOW CRYSTAL

  HISTORY

  TAKING THE SNOW CRYSTAL'S PICTURE

  SOME FACTS OF OBSERVATION

  CLASSIFICATION

  CIRCUMSTANCES OF OCCURRENCE

  MARKINGS

  SHAPES OF CAVITIES

  PARASITIC CRYSTALS

  PICTURE CRYSTALS

  CRYSTALLOGRAPHY OF THE SNOW CRYSTAL

  PECULIAR CRYSTALS

  PARTIAL BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE ICE CRYSTAL

"PART II THE SNOWFLAKE'S CLOSEST OF KIN, AND ITS COUSIN, THE DEWDROP"

  ICE FLOWERS

  WINDOWPANE FROST

  DEW AND FROST

  RIME

  GLAZE

  SLEET

  GRAUPEL

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486202877
With:
Humphreys, W. J.
Author:
Humphreys, W. J.
Author:
Bentley, W. A.
Author:
J
Author:
Humphreys, W
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Subject:
General
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Earth Sciences
Subject:
Nature - Weather
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions
Subject:
Clip Art
Subject:
Snow crystals
Subject:
Snowflakes.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Bentley s snow crystals
Subject:
Dover
Subject:
PHOTOGRAPHY / General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Pictorial Archive
Publication Date:
19620631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2,453 images
Pages:
226
Dimensions:
10.25 x 8 in 1.4 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
Over 2,000 clear photomicrographs printed on black background of snow crystals. Also frost, rime, hail, and more. Brief text on methodology of research. Absolutely inexhaustible source of design. 202 plates.
"Synopsis" by ,
Over 2,000 photomicrographs of snowflakes, plus slides of frost, rime, glaze, dew and hail. Introduction by meteorologist W. J. Humphreys discusses techniques of photographing snow crystals, science of crystallography, classification and markings. "...page after page of patterns, one more beautiful than the next..."-Country Journal. 202 plates.

"Synopsis" by ,
Over 2,000 photomicrographs of snowflakes, plus slides of frost, rime, glaze, dew, and hail. Introduction by meteorologist W. J. Humphreys discusses techniques of photographing snow crystals, science of crystallography, classification, and markings. "Page after page of patterns, one more beautiful than the next." — Country Journal. 202 plates.
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