Snowflake Bentley

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"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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Grouping Titlesnowflake bentley
Grouping Authormartin jacqueline briggs
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authorMartin, Jacqueline Briggs,
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display_descriptionA 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 to 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 perseverance, but a clear passion for the wonders of nature.--Publisher information.
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subject_facetBentley, W. A. -- (Wilson Alwyn), -- 1865-1931 -- Juvenile literature
Meteorologists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Nature photography -- Juvenile literature
Photographers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Snowflakes -- Juvenile literature
title_displaySnowflake Bentley
title_fullSnowflake Bentley / Jacqueline Briggs Martin ; illustrated by Mary Azarian
title_shortSnowflake Bentley
topic_facetBentley, W. A
Nature photography