The Secret Life of a Snowflake

Why do snowflakes form such different shapes? How do they grow? Why are no two alike? Join him as he answers these questions and more. Learn the secret life of a snowflake!


Author: Kenneth Libbrecht

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 9780760336762

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Describes how snowflakes form, the different types of snowflakes, and how and why they develop their unique shapes.

Capturing Snowflakes

CAPPED COLUMNS | These two photographs show capped columns—a little-known type of snowflake that appears when two stellar-plate crystals grow out from the ends of an ice ... THE SECRET LIFE OF A SNOWFLAKE Although the snowflake design.


Author: Kenneth Libbrecht

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 9780760369715

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Winter's frozen artistry -- Snowflake watching -- A field guide to falling snow -- Snowflake weather -- Snow crystal symmetry -- Morphogenesis on ice -- Designer snowflakes -- Snowflake photography.

Snow Crystals

Voyageur Press and I produced a new book every year, including The Art of the Snowflake, The Secret Life of a Snowflake, Ken Libbrecht's Field Guide to Snowflakes, The Magic of Snowflakes, Snowflakes, and The Snowflake: Winter's Frozen ...


Author: Kenneth G. Libbrecht

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691223629

Category: Science

Page: 456

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A definitive new investigation of the science of snowflakes by the world’s leading expert A snowflake’s sophisticated symmetry emerges when crystalline ice grows from water vapor within the winter clouds. While certain iconic snowflake shapes are visually familiar to us, microscopic close-ups of falling snow reveal a rich menagerie of lesser-known forms, including slender needle clusters, hollow columns, bullet rosettes, triangular crystals, and exotic capped columns. What explains the myriad and unusual structures of snowflakes that materialize under different atmospheric conditions? In Snow Crystals, Kenneth Libbrecht delves into the science of snowflakes, examining why ice crystals grow the way they do, how patterns emerge, and what they illuminate about the fundamental physics of crystal growth, structure formation, and self-assembly. Libbrecht—the world’s foremost expert on snowflakes—describes the full range of physical processes underlying their occurrence. He explores such topics as the centuries-long development of snow crystal science, the crystalline structure of ice, molecular dynamics at the ice surface, diffusion-limited growth, surface attachment kinetics, computational models of snow crystal growth, laboratory techniques for creating and studying snow crystals, different types of natural snowflakes, and photographing snow crystals. Throughout, Libbrecht’s extensive detailed discussions are accompanied by hundreds of beautiful full-color images. From the molecular dynamics of surface premelting to the aerodynamics of falling snow, Snow Crystals chronicles the continuing quest to fully understand this fascinating phenomenon.

The Secret Life of Snow

The Secret Life of Snow is the next best thing to a white Christmas, an anthropology and travelogue for everyone from ski addicts to the millions of people who have never even seen it.


Author: Giles Whittell


ISBN: 1780724071

Category: Snow

Page: 320

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**The Financial Times' Travel Book of the Year 2018** How many snowflakes does it take to build a snowman? Where is the snowiest place on Earth? When will the last snowflake fall? Snow has a lot in common with religion. It comes from heaven. It changes everything. It creates an alternative reality and brings on irrational behaviour in humans. But unlike most religions, snow has never had a bible, until now. Giles Whittell, a passionate snow enthusiast, takes the reader on a quest through centuries and continents to reveal the wonders of snow. Along the way he uncovers the mysteries of snow crystal morphology, why avalanches happen, how snow saved a British prime minister's life, and the terrifying truth about the opening ceremony of the 1960 winter Olympics. The Secret Life of Snowis the next best thing to a white Christmas, an anthropology and travelogue for everyone from ski addicts to the millions of people who have never even seen it.

Daisy Snowflake s Secret A Story of English Home Life

That my Readers may do their part - and who can limit the splendid influence of lives in earnest ? -in closing the doors of our English homes to secrets such as darkened the young heart of Daisy Snowflake , is my one longing and prayer ...


Author: Isabel Reaney


ISBN: OXFORD:600064407



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Ice Cycle

Ice. New York: Knopf, 2005. Libbrecht, Kenneth G. The Art of the Snowflake. St. Paul: Voyageur, 2007. Libbrecht, Kenneth G. The Secret Life of a Snowflake. Minneapolis: Voyageur, 2010. Martin, Jacqueline Briggs. Snowflake Bentley.


Author: Maria Gianferrari

Publisher: Millbrook Press TM

ISBN: 9781728473888

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Pancake ice, floebergs, glaciers, icicles . . . cold temperatures create an astonishing variety of ice forms! From Maria Gianferrari, award-winning author of Play Like an Animal!,comes a beautiful collaboration between verse and science. Brief poems and ethereal illustrations introduce readers to the many different types of ice on land and at sea. Fascinating back matter provides additional information about water as a solid, liquid, and gas, as well as more details about the unique forms of ice mentioned in the poems. Celebrate winter with this evocative and atmospheric exploration of ice!

The Common Core in Action Ready to Use Lesson Plans for K 6 Librarians

The Secret Life of a Snowflake: An Up-Close Look at the Art and Science of Snowflakes. London/New York, NY: Voyageur Press. Libbrecht, K. (2006). Ken Libbrecht's Field Guide to Snowflakes. London/New York, NY: Voyageur Press.


Author: Deborah J Jesseman

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610697187

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 254

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This book addresses Common Core State Standard curriculum resources to assist the school librarian in collaborating with classroom teachers. • Offers you the opportunity to exercise leadership in your school, playing a key role in the implementation of the CCSS in all subject areas and collaborating with instructors to co-teach lessons correlated with the standards • Provides ready-to-implement lesson plans cross-referenced to the CCSS for all grade levels • Shares collection development planning guidelines relating to the CCSS • Includes resource suggestions and additional lesson plans in all content areas

Best in Snow

The Secret Life of a Snowflake: An Up-Close Look at the Art and Science of Snowflakes. Minneapolis, MN: Voyageur Press, 2010. A taste of Libbrecht's photos and explanations of snow and frost formations are on his site,


Author: April Pulley Sayre

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781481459167

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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"A photographic non-fiction picture book about the wonder of snowfall and the winter water cycle"--Provided by publisher.

Science and Craft Projects with Weather

The Secret Life of a Snowflake: An Up-Close Look at the Art and Science of Snowflakes. Minneapolis, MN: Voyageur Press, 2010. Morgan, Sally. The Water Cycle. Nature's Cycles. New York: PowerKids Press, 2009. B blizzard, 18–19 C Celsius ...


Author: Ruth Owen

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781477702628

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Readers will learn how different types of weather occur. Fun crafts will make learning about weather engaging and educational at the same time. This is great way to encourage readers to explore science as an individual or as a group.