Before a snowflake melts on your tongue, it makes an epic journey. This is the beautiful, full-color story of that journey, step by step, from a single snowflakes creation in the clouds, through its fall to earth, to its brief and sparkling appearance on a childs mitten. Told by a scientist who knows snowflakes better than almost anyone, the story features his brilliant photographs of real snowflakes, snowflakes forming (in the authors lab), water evaporating, clouds developing, ice crystals, rain, dew, and frost--all the elements of the world and weather that add up, flake by flake, to the white landscape of winter. Aimed at readers from 6 to 12, The Secret Life of a Snowflake gets to the heart of one of natures most magical phenomena while making the wonder of the snowflake all the more real.
The Secret Life of a Snowflake
An Up-Close Look at the Art and Science of Snowflakes
Non Fiction /