By combining a wealth of factual information about snow with the cartoon illustrations of John Bianchi, this book serves up science in a painless way that both kids and adults will love.
Bianchi and author Frank B. Edwards examine snow from dozens of perspectives, keeping their approach light and the facts interesting. Their explanation of snowflake formation is accompanied by a sidebar about the meteorological pioneer who devoted his lifetime to photographing snowflakes. The movement of glaciers is introduced with an illustration of an advancing ice-sheet creeping along the main street of a city, eroding office towers instead of mountains. After explaining how animals adapt to snow, the book offers a blueprint of the ultimate winter beast - the long-eared snow scooter. Advice on tracking species in the snow includes abominable snowmen as well as rabbits and birds.
After thoroughly racing how snow has affected the planet and how people have learned to cope with its inevitable presence (through such inventions as the snow shovel, skiis and the igloo), the book presents a romp through the snow hall of fame, a useful collection of snow trivia that is guaranteed to delight readers.
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John Bianchi is a cartoonist, illustrator and author who divides his time between his studio in Arizona's Sonoran Desert, where he lives with his family, and Bungalo World Headquarters in eastern Ontario. A well-known magazine illustrator, he co-founded Bungalo Books in 1986 and has created 30 children's books to date.
Frank B. Edwards, a former feature writer and editor with Equinox and Harrowsmith magazines, is a book publisher who lives with his family in Newburgh, a small eastern Ontario village. Frank and John have been editorial collaborators since 1985.
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Book Description Bungalo Books, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0921285094
Book Description Bungalo Books, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. John Bianchi (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0921285094
Book Description Bungalo Books, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110921285094
Book Description Bungalo Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0921285094 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.2074711