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Ken Libbrecht's field guide to snowflakes

Author: Kenneth Libbrecht
Publisher: St Paul, Minn. : MBI Pub., ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Primary school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines all the different kinds of snowflakes.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Pictorial works
Juvenile literature
Pictorial works Juvenile literature
Material Type: Primary school, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Libbrecht
ISBN: 9780760326459 0760326452
OCLC Number: 69028150
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 112 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction to snowflake watching: --
Part I: Understanding snowflakes --
Snowflake fundamentals --
Morphology diagram --
Snowflake symmetry --
No two alike? --
Crystal faceting --
Branching instability --
Faceting versus branching --
Knife-edge instability --
Ridges, ribs, and rims --
Sublimation --
Rime --
Snowflake classification --
Origin of snow --
Part II: Field guide --
Hieroglyphics in ice --
Simple prisms --
Stellar plates --
Sectored plates --
Stellar dendrites --
Fernlike stellar dendrites --
Hollow columns --
Needles --
Capped columns --
Double plates --
Hollow plates --
Split plates and split stars --
Scrolls and Chandeliers --
Bullet rosettes --
Radiating plates and dendrites --
Sheaths --
Cups --
Triangular crystals --
Crystal twins --
Twelve-branched snowflakes --
Irregualr snowflakes --
Hoarfrost --
Part III: Observing snowflakes --
Manification --
Snowflake photography --
Finding snowflakes --
Lighting --
Index.
Responsibility: by Kenneth Libbrecht.
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Examines all the different kinds of snowflakes.

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