Snowflake Bentley

Snowflake Bentley

Book Club Kit - 1998
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A biography of a self-taught scientist who photographed thousands of individual snowflakes in order to study their unique formations. Snow in Vermont is as common as dirt. Why would anyone want ot photograph it? From the time he was a small boy, Wilson Bentley thinks of ice crystals as small miracles, and he determines that one day his camera will capture for others their extraordinary beauty. Often misunderstood in his time, he took pictures that even today reveal two important truths about snowflakes: first, that no two are alike, and second, that each one is startlingly beautiful. HIs story gives children insight into a soul who had not only a scientist's vision and perserverance, but a clear passion for the wonders of nature.--Publisher information.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1998
ISBN: 9780547248295
0547248296
9780395861622
0395861624
Characteristics: 10 books + reader's guide in a cloth bag
Additional Contributors: Azarian, Mary
Call Number: BCE

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Feb 15, 2018

An excellent winter/science read about the first person to ever study and photograph snowflakes despite the general lack of appreciation around him.

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Mar 28, 2015

About the scientist before his time that wanted to show that no two snowflakes were alike and that each one is startlingly beautiful . So he did devise a way to photograph snowflakes even though at the time the technology wasn't there like today. Wilson Bentley ,who the story is about , not only had a scientist's vision and perseverance , but a clear passion for the wonders of nature. Recommend this book , you won't be disappointed .

mshimenosky Oct 14, 2014

I used this book together with "Snowflakes in Photographs" by W. A. Bentley for a couple of Read In week school visits. for Division 2 (Grades 3-6)

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