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Little Book of Snowflakesby Kenneth Libbrecht
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"Snowflakes, like people, are all different and beautiful, but they can be a nuisance when they lose their identity in a mob." The Little Book of Snowflakes presents these evanescent formations in their breathtaking individuality, pinpointing their spectacular symmetries in new, super-detailed photographs. A peek into winter's microscopic wonderland.
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A charming small book (5.5x5.5") featuring images made by the author with a photo-microscope--of snowflakes in all their glory and variety of shape. Well-chosen literary quotes accompany the images.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Following the success of The Snowflake: Winter's Secret Beauty, this companion gift book features new, super-detailed photographs of snowflakes, detailed captions containing the science behind their beauty, and literary quotes relating to snow and nature.
About the Author
Kenneth Libbrecht was raised in North Dakota and educated at Caltech and Princeton, receiving his Ph.D. in physics in 1984. He subsequently joined the faculty at Caltech, where he is professor of physics and head of the physics department.
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