The Story of Snow The Science of Winter's Wonder by Mark Cassino
  

The Story of Snow The Science of Winter's Wonder

Written by Mark Cassino
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Synopsis

The Story of Snow The Science of Winter's Wonder by Mark Cassino

How do snow crystals form? What shapes can they take? Why do star-shaped snow crystals usually have six arms? Are no two snow crystals alike? These questions and more are answered inside this exploration of the science of snow, featuring photos of real snow crystals in all their beautiful diversity. Perfect for reading on winter days, this book by a nature photographer and a snow scientist will inspire wonder and curiosity about the marvels of snow. And for those inspired to collect and study their own snow crystals, there are snow-crystal-catching instructions in the back.

Reviews

BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS (STARRED REVIEW)Nature photographer Cassino's galley of snow crystals is the sort of riveting exhibition that will have eyes locked to the pages, mesmerized by the intricate forms themselves and the 'How did he do that?

's technique of capturing images of these ephemeral delicacies. CHICAGO TRIBUNE Thought you knew it all about snowflakes? Settle down in a comfy chair, and prepare to revise your inner database....By the end, you'll be hoping there's a day when you can follow the careful directions for catching and viewing snow crystals. KIRKUS REVIEWSThe clear and direct narrative takes readers into the clouds to explain snow-crystal formation...and then zooms in on the actual crystals. Sure to get young scientists outside in the cold, particularly as it helpfully includes crystal-catching instructions. SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNALLibraries in areas where snow falls will definitely want to add this title to their collections, but it would enhance lessons on weather anywhere. WASHINGTON POST Along with Snowflake Bentley, Jacqueline Briggs Martin's charming 1998 biography of the Vermont photographer who documented the uniqueness of snowflakes in the 19th century, this book will instill appreciation for these tiny, cool objects. BOOKLIST (STARRED REVIEW)With never a hint of hyperbole, the authors communicate such a contagious sense of wonder that few readers will be able to resist following the final pages'

's most beautiful and ubiquitous phenomena. CHICAGO TRIBUNE Thought you knew it all about snowflakes? Settle down in a comfy chair, and prepare to revise your inner database....By the end, you'll be hoping there's a day when you can follow the careful directions for catching and viewing snow crystals. WASHINGTON POST Along with Snowflake Bentley, Jacqueline Briggs Martin's charming 1998 biography of the Vermont photographer who documented the uniqueness of snowflakes in the 19th century, this book will instill appreciation for these tiny, cool objects. BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS (STARRED REVIEW)Nature photographer Cassino's galley of snow crystals is the sort of riveting exhibition that will have eyes locked to the pages, mesmerized by the intricate forms themselves and the 'How did he do that?'

's technique of capturing images of these ephemeral delicacies. BOOKLIST (STARRED REVIEW)With never a hint of hyperbole, the authors communicate such a contagious sense of wonder that few readers will be able to resist following the final pages'

's most beautiful and ubiquitous phenomena. SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNALLibraries in areas where snow falls will definitely want to add this title to their collections, but it would enhance lessons on weather anywhere. KIRKUS REVIEWSThe clear and direct narrative takes readers into the clouds to explain snow-crystal formation...and then zooms in on the actual crystals. Sure to get young scientists outside in the cold, particularly as it helpfully includes crystal-catching instructions.'

About the Author

Mark Cassino is a fine art and natural history photographer. He first started photographing snow crystals after watching them land on the windshield of his car. He has since spent many cold hours in his garage, photographing snow. Aside from snow crystals, Mark also enjoys photographing dragonflies, wildflowers, and trees. He lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan, with his wife, Pam, and their two cats. Jon Nelson is a teacher and physicist who has studied ice crystals and clouds for more than fifteen years. His favorite activities include rock climbing, watching thunderstorms, and exploring crystal formations on frosty mornings. Though crystals shaped by weather are best, he can never forget the heart-shaped ice crystal he once grew in the laboratory. Jon lives near Kyoto, Japan, with his wife and two daughters.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages

Author

Mark Cassino
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Publisher

Chronicle Books

Publication date

20th August 2009

ISBN

9780811868662


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