k P A n IM n s BOO K REVIEWS TH E SNOWFLAKE:WINTER' S SECRE T BEAUT Y Kennet h Libbrecht and Patricia Rasmussen, 2003, 112 pp., $20.00 , hardbound, Voyageur Press, ISBN 0-89658-630-8 he first writte n record of the shape of snowflakes boo k in 1997, she was motivated to get a camera and appeare d in the Chinese literature in about 135 microscop e to begin her own snow crystal photogra- TB.C. Over 1700 years would pass before Kepler, phy. But most of the photographs in the book were Hooke , Descartes, and others began to ponde r the taken with a camera designed by Libbrecht for snow mystery of the snow crystals an d to mak e sketches of crystal photography. It contained color filters t o pro- what they saw. But sketches are woefully inadequate vide background effects an d highlights to help bring to capture the fleeting beauty of the snow crystals. ou t the three-dimensional structure of the crystals. Photograph y was needed. Rasmussen said: "It was great fun to experiment with colored light to enhance an otherwise colorless crystal." Th e first perso n to obtai n photograph s of th
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