The Story of Snow

The Story of Snow

The Science of Winter's Wonder

Book - 2009
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Inspires wonder and curiosity about the marvels of snow, and through exploration, answers questions about the science of snow. Includes instructions for catching snow-crystals.
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, c2009
ISBN: 9780811868662
Branch Call Number: 551.5784 CAS 2009
Characteristics: 33 p. : col. ill
Additional Contributors: Nelson, Jon Ph.D

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orange_dolphin_185 Jun 05, 2014

beautiful pictures and facts easy to read and educational

forbesrachel Jan 25, 2014

Many know that each snowflake is singular, but did you know that the water content and temperature of a cloud is responsible for this? Fun facts like this fill this book full of dazzling close-up photos of snowflakes.

A mixture of narrative and informative text tracks the formation of each crystal, and details all the different types. As an extra, the back includes instructions on catching these delicate structures.

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orange_dolphin_185 Jun 05, 2014

orange_dolphin_185 thinks this title is suitable for 6 years and over

SPL_Childrens Dec 15, 2011

SPL_Childrens thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 8

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orange_dolphin_185 Jun 05, 2014

Do you like snow?In this book you will about snow crystals and snowflakes

SPL_Childrens Dec 15, 2011

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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orange_dolphin_185 Jun 05, 2014

If you think of a star crystal as a clock the arms of a star crystal can point to 2,4,6,8,10,12 only those times

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