|Rating||:||4.24 (609 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||512 Pages|
This thick “cube” book is packed with a blizzard’s worth of amazing images as well as literary quotes on the beauty of snow.. Snow—Caltech physicist Kenneth Libbrecht. His photos of snowflakes have appeared in National Geographic, the New York Times, and on Martha Stewart’s TV show, as well as numerous other places. A cute giftbook packed with glorious color microphotography of real snow crystals by Dr
Dr. He was raised in North Dakota and educated at Caltech and Princeton, receiving his Ph.D. Libbrecht has published numerous articles on a range of scientific topics, including the free oscillations of the sun and stars, ultra-cold atomic gases, the detection of gravitational radiation, and the mechanics of crystal growth. in physics in 1984. Kenneth Lib
Beautiful snow.life at its most fragile and ephemerial Nature's finest performance art abounds in these delicate photos of one-of-a-kind disappearing acts. Each one a treasure for contemplation; some so beautiful as to defy description (page 188 for instance). It is such a relief to NOT be bombarded with glitz and hard-sell so prevalent in everything our eyes come in contact with these days. Thank you to Mr. Libbrecht for his contribution to beauty for the libraries of time. As an additional exploration and compliment to this work, you should try any book by Masaru Emoto on snowflakes (. james lancaster said wonderful macro photos for your viewing pleasure.. This is a great coffee table book. Fantastically beautiful macro images of snowflakes. So much variety and interesting patterns. I love it!. "beautiful photos" according to Georgia Edwards. i saw an interview with the author/photographer on the CBS Sunday morning program a few weeks ago. I wondered how he could take the minute and almost instant melt of a snowlfake to photograph it. the pictures are truly amazing. Each one has its own distinct characteristic. Each intricate flake is just a interesting as the next one featured. Good coffee table book.
in physics in 1984. About the AuthorKenneth Libbrecht is the author of The Snowflake, The Art of the Snowflake, and our other snow-crystal titles. Libbrecht has published numerous articles on a range of scientific topics, including the free oscillations of the sun and stars, ultra-cold atomic gases, the detection of gravitational radiation, and the mechanics of crystal growth. He was raised in North Dakota and educated at Caltech and Princeton, receiving his Ph.D. Dr. He resides in Pasadena, CA, with his wife and two children.. He subsequently joined the faculty at Caltech, where he is currently professor of physics and head of the physics department