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

byKenneth LibbrechtIllustratorVanessa Sorenson

Hardcover | January 1, 2010

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

Kenneth Libbrecht is a professor of physics at Caltech, where he studies the molecular dynamics of crystal growth, especially how ice crystals grow from water vapor, which is essentially the physics of snowflakes. He has authored several books on this topic, including The Snowflake: Winter's Secret Beauty, The Snowflake: Winter's Froze...
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Title:The Secret Life of a Snowflake: An Up-Close Look at the Art and Science of SnowflakesFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:48 pages, 11.5 X 9 X 0.5 inShipping dimensions:48 pages, 11.5 X 9 X 0.5 inPublished:January 1, 2010Publisher:Voyageur PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0760336768

ISBN - 13:9780760336762

Appropriate for ages: 6

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