Snowflake Bentley

Snowflake Bentley

Book - 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.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1998.
ISBN: 9780395861622
Call Number: 921 BENTLEY
Characteristics: p. ; cm.
Subjects: Bentley, W. A. 1865-1931 -- Juvenile literature.
Caldecott Medal.
Snow -- Juvenile literature.
Scientists -- Juvenile literature.
Photographers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Meteorologists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Nature photography -- Juvenile literature.
Snowflakes -- Juvenile literature.
Additional Contributors: Azarian, Mary


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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.

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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