The Snowflake: Winter's Secret Beauty

Book cover: 'The Snowflake: Winter's Secret Beauty'
Author(s): 
Patricia Rasmussen
Copyright: 
2003
Publisher: 
Voyageur Press
Binding: 
Sewn Hardcover
Number of pages: 
112 pages
Review: 

Snowflakes tell a different sort of Christmas story - the "story" of God's fingerprints in the snowy landscape of winter. (I don't know how anyone can look at the stars or at a snowflake without being drawn in some way to the Creator). It's appropriate all through the winter, but especially relevant at Christmas.

Of course it is good to study the natural causes of things like snowflakes in order to understand and appreciate them better, and that is what this book is about; lots and lots of beautiful, amazing, magnified photographs of snowflakes (these are simply breathtaking) and an introduction to the science of understanding them.

The text can get fairly technical at times and is most appropriate for high schoolers and adults (although it could certainly be appreciated by younger children - especially as a read-aloud). However the pictures - the numerous full-color pictures - will be appreciated by everyone in the family.

Review Date: 
11-30-05
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