- Hardcover: 96 pages
- Publisher: Voyageur Press; First Edition edition (October 31, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0896586529
- ISBN-13: 978-0896586529
- Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.5 x 5.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #488,447 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Little Book of Snowflakes First Edition Edition
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About the Author
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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Top Customer Reviews
There are many quotations from notables sprinkled throughout the book and one that seems especially appropriate to snowflakes is from Aristotle (384-322 BC): "The Chief Forms Of Beauty Are Order And Symmetry And Definiteness".
"Little Snowflakes" is a beautiful companion to Libbrecht's much larger book "The Snowflake--Winter's Secret Beauty" where one will find more photos along with text explaining the physics behind snowflake formation. [...]