Saturday, October 31, 2009

The Story of Snow...

After spending three snow days at home, shoveling the sidewalk multiple times, and enjoying the beauty of a Colorado snowstorm, this is the perfect book to mention...  
     The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter's Wonder.

     It's by Mark Cassino, a nature photographer, and Jon Nelson, a scientist who has studied snow and crystals for many years.  Together, they've created a wonderful addition to any collection of snow books. 
     The snow crystals in the book are beautifully captured in photographs.  The books answers questions about snow... how it forms, snowflake shapes, etc.  It's a scientific exploration of snow.  Simple, but informative. 
    Doesn't make shoveling any easier... but it does help a young scientist know how to capture and study snowflakes.


  1. I read a lot about your snow. Nice to know you're all well, even if shoveling.

    This book sounds like a good one to check out. Perfect to bring out for students on the first day snow begins to fall..

  2. Oh, I am so jealous of your snow! Snow makes the cold days bearable, but so far we've only had cold in Missouri.:(

    Your post reminds me of Snowflake Bently, another favorite story of snow and photography.

  3. Good timing with this post! Are the drifts all gone YET??? (They weren't yesterday when we drove home to Burlington from Denver!)