The Story of Snow
The Science of Winter's WondereBook - 2009
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Do you like snow?In this book you will about snow crystals and snowflakes
The wonders and marvels of snow are explored for children in beautiful, detailed colour photographs and easy-to-read text in The Story of Snow. Young readers can find the answers to most snow-related questions that they may have, such as “How are snowflakes and snowcrystals formed?” “What are they made of?” “What shapes do snowcrystals take?” and “Why do snowflakes usually have six sides?”
The scientific explanations to these questions are made easy enough for children to understand the amazing diversity and beauty of snowflakes.
Readers may not have realized before that “a snow crystal is a letter from the sky.” How? The author explains that as snow falls from a cloud, the shape of each snow crystal can tell us how wet and cold the cloud is.
Of course, one of the most-often asked questions about snow is, “Is every snowflake actually unique?” The Story ofSnow answers this question quite satisfactorily for children. (The answer is that because each tiny snowflake is composed of so many molecules, it’s very, very unlikely that two of them would be formed identically.)
The Story of Snow would be a fine choice of book to share with a child at this timeof year.
Jon Nelson is a teacher/physicist who has studied ice crystals and clouds for many years. He now lives in Japan. Mark Cassino is a fine art and natural history photographer residing in Michigan.
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