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Snowflake Bentley

By Jacqueline Briggs Martin

"Of all the forms of water the tiny six-pointed crystals of ice called snow are incomparably the most beautiful and varied." -- Wilson Bentley (1865-1931)

From the time he was a small boy in Vermont, Wilson Bentley saw snowflakes as small miracles. And he determined that one day his camera would capture for others the wonder of the tiny crystal. Bentley's enthusiasm for photographing snowflakes was often misunderstood in his time, but his patience and determination revealed two important truths: no two snowflakes are alike; and each one is startlingly beautiful. His story is gracefully told and brought to life in lovely woodcuts, giving children insight into a soul who had not only a scientist's vision and perseverance but a clear passion for the wonders of nature. Snowflake Bentley won the 1999 Caldecott Medal.

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Publish Date

1998

ISBN

0395861624


Format: Book
Author: Martin, Jacqueline Briggs
Summary: A biography of a self-taught scientist who photographed thousands of individual snowflakes in order to study their unique formations.
Title: Snowflake Bentley / Jacqueline Briggs Martin ; illustrated by Mary Azarian.
Publisher Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1998.
Subject: Bentley, W. A. (Wilson Alwyn), 1865-1931 -- Juvenile literature -- Juvenile literature. Snowflakes -- Juvenile literature. Nature photography -- Juvenile literature. Meteorologists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature. Photographers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Isbn: 0395861624
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 32
System Items Total: 39
Call Number: B Bentley
Oclc: 36676027
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Bib Id: 38233

Format: Book
Author: Martin, Jacqueline Briggs
Summary: A biography of a self-taught scientist who photographed thousands of individual snowflakes in order to study their unique formations.
Title: Snowflake Bentley / Jacqueline Briggs Martin ; illustrated by Mary Azarian.
Publisher, Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1998.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 x 27 cm.
Subjects: Bentley, W. A. (Wilson Alwyn), 1865-1931 -- Juvenile literature -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Snowflakes -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Nature photography -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Meteorologists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Photographers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Other Author: Azarian, Mary ill.
LCCN: 97012458
ISBN: 0395861624
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 32
Total Copies: 39
Call Number: B Bentley