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For almost a century, W. A. Bentley caught and photographed thousands of snowflakes in his workshop at Jericho, Vermont, and made available to scientists and art instructors samples of his remarkable work. His painstakingly prepared images were remarkable revelations of nature's diversity in uniformity: no two snowflakes are exactly alike, but all are based on a common hexagon.
In 1931, the American Meteorological Society gathered the best of Bentley's photos and had them published; that work has long been available in a Dover reprint edition. The present volume includes a selection of 72 of the best plates (containing over 850 royalty-free, black-and-white photographs), carefully selected from that larger collection.
An inexhaustible source of design inspiration for artists, designers, and craftspeople, these graceful patterns are ideal for use in textile and wallpaper design, as well as a host of other creative projects. These images will also appeal to anyone intrigued by the intricacy and beauty of design in the natural world.
Simply beautiful. I wound up giving it to a 10 year old girl I know who needs some inspiration. I think when she sees the limitless designs of Nature it may encourage her to try... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Teresa Bailey
I like to give this little book as a little gift. It reminds us all how much variety there is in nature and in life, and how much beauty.Published 4 months ago by B. Stuart
it was on the top of my 6yr olds Christmas list and it was perfect. great detail in the photos. very unique.Published 5 months ago by T. obrien
This book was a gift. The lady lives in Australia and doesn't see snow. She simply loved the book and it arrived to her in like new condition.Published 7 months ago by alaska
This book was donated to the school library after several snow days off from school. We even caught snowflakes on black paper at home to get the idea of how they would look... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Mary P. Edwards
Book is great and I really wanted it because of the history of the man and his photographs. My disappointment with the book is my own fault because I thought some (if not all) of... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Charmin Chiodo
In my kindergarten class, we studied "The Snowflake Man" each winter. This book was also a great way to show and allow the students to visualized what it looked like for a... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jessica
This is one of my most treasured tomes. Every Snowflake, like every fingerprint, is unique , distinct , and different. It is like the design of God. Read morePublished 9 months ago by James P. Brownlow