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The Art of the Snowflake: A Photographic Album
The perfect geometry and exquisite beauty of nature is nowhere so clear to us as in the snowflake. But how have we been able to appreciate this infinitesimal wonder in all its crystalline glory? This book, as much a work of art as a testament to science, reveals how one of the snowflake’s most inspired photographers came to such intimate knowledge of his craft and its flee ...more
Hardcover, 156 pages
Published October 15th 2007 by Voyageur Press
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I received this book as part of the First Reads Giveaway program. I loved it! It is a fantastic collection, an album, of beautiful photos of natural snowflakes. The author of the book has a portable microscope that he can take with him around the country and explore and take photos of a mind-boggling variety of snowflakes. For example, I did not know that there are triangular snowflakes. The author is a physicist and he studies snow crystals in the lab. But the photos are of natural snowflakes. ...more
This is a book of WONDERFUL photographs of snowflakes taken in different lighting and locations. I intended to just look at the pictures but I was so fascinated by the pictures that I had to read the captions to find out how they managed to get that shot. There isn't much text but what was there was very interesting, and the photographs are AMAZING. Check it out!
Beautiful book of snowflake photography!!! Perfect to go along with Snowflake Bentley and see just how far the photography of snowflakes has come. Even my husband loves to leaf through it Now he and my children notice what kinds of snowflakes are falling from the sky "Look, these are those weird rod shaped snowflakes. . . look Mom, plate snowflakes."
I was fortunate enough to pick up the large, hard-cover version of this book for a mere $5 at a sale, and I consider it to be money well spent. The illustrations are simply beautiful - simple but elegant. It is the ideal book to put on your coffee table so you can flick through it in between other things or over a cup of coffee.