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The Secret Life of a Snowflake: An Up-Close Look at the Art and Science of Snowflakes

Libbrecht, Kenneth

ISBN 10: 0760336768 / 0-7603-3676-8
ISBN 13: 9780760336762
Publisher: Voyageur Press
Publication Date: 2010
Binding: Hardcover
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Synopsis:

Before a snowflake melts on your tongue, it makes an epic journey. This is the beautiful, full-color story of that journey, step by step, from a single snowflake’s creation in the clouds, through its fall to earth, to its brief and sparkling appearance on a child’s mitten. Told by a scientist who knows snowflakes better than almost anyone, the story features his brilliant photographs of real snowflakes, snowflakes forming (in the author’s lab), water evaporating, clouds developing, ice crystals, rain, dew, and frost--all the elements of the world and weather that add up, flake by flake, to the white landscape of winter. Aimed at readers from 6 to 12, The Secret Life of a Snowflake gets to the heart of one of nature’s most magical phenomena while making the wonder of the snowflake all the more real.


Review:

Scientist Ken Libbrecht has an unusual hobby: He looks at snowflakes under a microscope and takes photographs of what he sees. His amazing photos reveal each snowflake to be a crystal of clear ice. Discover beautiful snow crystals that look like flowers, ferns, and stars—but also unusual flakes that look like pencils, needles, and even wheel axles.

 

As a scientist, Dr. Libbrecht tries to understand how things work in the natural world. Why do snowflakes form such different shapes? How do they grow? Why are no two alike? Join him as he answers these questions and more. Learn the secret life of a snowflake!

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