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The Secret Life of a Snowflake - by Kenneth George Libbrecht (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 48

Genre: Nature

Sub-Genre: General

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

Age Range: 9-12 years

Author: Kenneth George Libbrecht

Language: English

TCIN: 77420472
UPC: 9780760336762
Item Number (DPCI): 247-09-1528

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A PICTURE BOOK NOT TO MISS: Caltech physics professor Kenneth Libbrecht has translated his passion for ice crystals into an extraordinary book for young people, "The Secret Life of a Snowflake: An Up-Close Look at the Art and Science of Snowflakes" (Voyageur Press: $17, all ages). How rare it is for a scientist to be able to describe his work this simply: "I look at snowflakes under a microscope and take pictures of what I see." - LA Times

This beautiful book is worth spending time with. Trust me, it's nothing like the piles of slippery stuff in your driveway. "The Secret Life of a Snowflake" features stunning photography (the kind you linger over) and science that's fun and informative. - Cape Cod Times

The next time it snows, I am heading outside with magnifying glass in hand, inspired by "The Secret Life of a Snowflake'' by Kenneth Libbrecht (Voyageur). The target readers are 9- and 10-year-olds, but the book deserves a broader audience. A snowflake researcher at Caltech, Libbrecht is as enthusiastic about science as he is about the beautiful photographs he takes of snowflakes under a microscope. - Boston Globe

Depending on where you live, you may have already seen a lot of snow this winter. But you've probably never seen it like this. The author, a professor of physics at the California Institute of Technology, presents super-close-up photos of snowflakes, taken under a microscope, for a crystal-clear look at one of nature's most delicate, dazzling displays. - American Profile

Aimed at kids but sure to engage any snow-loving adults Kenneth Libbrecht's photos capture true works of nature's art, and his text reveals a lot about where they come from and how they get here. Oh, and you can learn how to make a paper snowflake -- the right way. - Star Tribune

His latest book is for kids: The Secret Life of a Snowflake, a fascinating look at the science of frozen crystals that will appeal to adults, too...His book, a beautiful blend of art and science, includes instructions for the proper way to fold and cut a snowflake from paper. - Columbus Dispatch

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