The Snowflake

The Snowflake

Winter's Frozen Artistry

Book - 2015
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"Take a deeper look at the unique, hidden beauty of winter with the world's foremost snowflake expert and photographer.The Snowflake: Winter's Frozen Art is filled with a blizzard of breathtaking, close-up, highly detailed photographs of snow crystals. The book is written in a lighthearted, popular-science tone and focuses on what snowflakes are, how they form in clouds, why they have sixfold symmetry, why they have facets and branches, and the many different types of snowflakes. A decade's worth of photography from northern Ontario, Vermont, Alaska, Michigan, northern Sweden, and Japan, including more beautiful crystals, advanced photographic techniques, high-resolution images, numerous examples of crystal types, and a wide variety of illumination methods make for a visually stunning work of frozen art. Authors Kenneth N. Libbrecht and Rachel Wing provide fascinating material on snowflake photography, winter clouds and snowflakes, ice halos, skiing, snowballs, artificial snow, avalanches, and frost formations. No one who has ever caught snowflakes on their tongue or simply marveled at a winter wonderland will want to miss it!"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN :, Voyageur Press,, 2015
ISBN: 9780760348475
0760348472
Call Number: 551.5784 L614s
Characteristics: 144 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Wing, Rachel

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PimaLib_SueJ Nov 05, 2015

The Snowflake is a wonderful book with actual pictures of the distinctive patterns of snowflakes. The book also shows how to make your own snowflakes. This is a truly beautiful book worthy of any coffee table.

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