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Snowflakes 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 Details

ISBN: 9780760326459
ISBN-10: 0760326452
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Voyageur Press Inc
Publisher: Voyageur Press Inc
Publish Date: 29-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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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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