Feedback from the Blogosphere

January 1st, 2010
Here are three reviews of The Story of Snow that have appeared in the blogosphere over the last month (plus a few days):  Abby (the) Librarian describes the books as "beautiful and interesting" and discuses pairing it with Snowflake Bentley when… more »

Feedback from the Blogosphere

January 1st, 2010
Here are three reviews of The Story of Snow that have appeared in the blogosphere over the last month (plus a few days):  Abby (the) Librarian describes the books as "beautiful and interesting" and discuses pairing it with Snowflake Bentley when… more »

Not the Worst Winter Ever

December 29th, 2009
The winter of 2009/10 is still quite young, and no one knows what it holds. But at this early date there is one thing I can say for sure - when it comes to snow crystal photos, it won't be the worst winter ever.  I don't feel like digging into my… more »

New Review On Bookends, a Booklist Blog

December 29th, 2009
Yesterday, a new review of The Story of Snow appeared on  Bookends, a Booklist blog. Here’s an excerpt:  “They take a rather technical subject and make it “crystal” clear for really young readers and still retain a tangible sense of wonder. This is a… more »

Ice of Hearts

December 28th, 2009
Back when I lived in Boulder CO, I worked with Charles Knight on developing a new way to grow ice crystals for experimental study. I knew that the problem with most methods was twofold: there were too many crystals too close together to be able to learn… more »

Snow Crystals!

December 27th, 2009
About the time I was typing “It’s snowing like mad” last night, it stopped snowing. A feeble mid winter sun greeted us early this morning, and then the clouds rolled in and brought an exceedingly light snow. Come evening, barely half an inch of fresh… more »

Winston - Salem Journal and Chicago Tribune Reviews

December 27th, 2009
Today’s Winston-Salem Journal has a nice article about books to read on snowy days – and The Story of Snow is one of them.  You can read the whole review, Snow Days Call For Snowy Pages here –… more »

Hoar in a Hole

December 26th, 2009
A hole in the ground is a good place to look for large hoar crystals. Next to some rice paddies, just uphill from the tubs, lies a few small holes in the cement roadway. From eye level, the white tinge of hoar frost just inside the lip is easily… more »

Oddly Glazed Bathtub

December 26th, 2009
I often see curious ice patterns on the surface of frozen water. On Christmas morning, I saw this strange pattern on one of the farmer's outdoor bathtubs. The foreground region looks a little like terraced rice fields on both sides of a mountain pass,… more »

Reflections off Falling Crystals

December 26th, 2009
On my morning icespotting trip the other day (12/23), I caught a glimpse of an unusual sight - a sun pillar. I thought I saw one once last winter, but this one was unmistakable. It seemed more striking even than the one in Robert Greenler's book… more »