Field Guide to Snowflakes
By (author) Kenneth Libbrecht
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Field Guide to Snowflakes by Kenneth Libbrecht
Book DescriptionSnowflakes are temporary works of art, tiny crystaline masterpieces, each as different from the next as one person is from another. This guide is an introduction to the art and science of the snowflake, entertaining and informative. It describes where to find which patterns, and what can be learned from them. It is illustrated by Libbrecht own photomicrographs of real snowflakes.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780760326459
(229mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Voyageur Press Inc
Publisher: Voyageur Press Inc
Publish Date: 29-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Kenneth Libbrecht
Field Guide to Snowflakes, Paperback (September 2016)
This guide has everything snow lovers need to observe and study snowflakes. The book boasts stunning microphotography and information about common types of snowflakes, as well as snowflake stuctures and patterns.
Snowflake, Hardback (September 2015)
This new edition includes a decade's worth of highly-detailed photographs of snowflakes from northern Ontario, Vermont, Alaska, Michigan, northern Sweden, and Japan.
Art of the Snowflake, Hardback (September 2014)
The secret of the snowflake's fleeting beauty, and of the art of capturing it on film.
Secret Life of a Snowflake, Hardback (December 2009)» View all books by Kenneth Libbrecht
Presents the story of a single snowflake - from it's creation in the clouds, following its fall to earth, and its brief sparkling appearance on a child's glove. This book shows photographs of snowflakes, along with a description of how they are formed, fall, and explains this magical phenomena.
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Author Biography - Kenneth Libbrecht
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 Frozen Artistry, The Art of the Snowflake, and Field Guide to Snowflakes. Dr. Libbrecht served as science consultant on the Disney film Frozen. He lives in Pasadena with his wife, Rachel Wing. They have two children.
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