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included a number of articles by and about Wilson Bentley and links to
other snowflake related websites including a number of educational resources
related to snowflakes.
resources page also presents frequently asked question we have received
from visitors and answers or links to where you can find out more information.
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The Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley
Bentley wrote and published over 60 articles,
here is a sampling of writings by Bentley and other articles about the
Bentley, W. A. (1922). Popular Mechanics Magazine,
Vol. 37, 309-312.
by Wilson A. Bentley. This
article appeared in the "History Of Jericho" Volume 1 (1763
It had previously appeared in Technical World 1910.
Wilson Bentley, the Snowflake Man
Blanchard, Duncan C. (1970). . Weatherwise,
The Snowflake Man
The American Magazine, February 1925 by Mary B. Mullet
Interview with Wilson Bentley at his home in Jericho.
Man: A biography of Wilson A. Bentley
Blanchard, Duncan C. (1998). . McDonald & Woodward
Publishing Co., Blacksburg, Virginia.
Briggs Martin, Jacqueline (1998).. Houghton Mifflin,
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- NEW-VPR Vermont Edition talked with Wayne Howe, archivist for the Jericho Historical
Society about Bentley's imprint on history.
G. Libbrecht's, "Snow Crystals"
A project aimed at understanding pattern formation innonlinear nonequilibrim systems, specifically a case study of thegrowth of snow crystals.
- Computer Model To Recreate Snowflake Crystals
It may seem a simple thing, simulating a snowflake by computer. Not as easy as it looks.
Briggs Martin's, "Snowflake Bentley"
Information on illustrator Mary Azarian, winner of the
1999 Caldecott Award.
Britton's, "Investigating Patterns"
Annotated links to over 150 web sites that illustrate
symmetry and tessellations, including snow crystal patterns. Organized
into 30 learning activities that are correlated to a middle school
"The Snowflake Man"
A few comments on Duncan Blanchard's book "The Snowflake
American's, "Why do snowflakes crystallize...?"
An article on why snowflakes crystallize into such intricate
C. Stredulinsky's, "Other Snowflake Sites"
More links to other Snowflake sites.
Goodwin's, "Let it Snow!"
An educational "unit" for students to learn how to make
Lindblad's, "Comments on snowflakes"
Brief comments on the history of snow crystal research.
Today's, "The basic shapes of snow crystals"
A discussion about how as snow crystals form they take
on a six-sided, or hexagonal shape with what seems like an infinite
number of varieties.
Science Monitor Feb. 22, 2000 Page 22
2 Articles on snow. Photos by Wilson Bentley.
Science Monitor Feb. 22, 2000 Page 23
What a snowflake's shape says about where it's been.
collection NOAA /the Historic NWS Collection
This page contains Bentley Images from "Studies among the Snow Crystals ... " by Wilson Bentley, "The Snowflake Man." From Annual Summary of the "Monthly Weather Review" for 1902. Bentley's images are about half way down the page image numbers 850 to 879.
- Wilson A. Bentley Snowflake Exercise
- Wilson A. Bentley Pioneering Photographer of Snowflakes
- Dr Richard Wild blizzard reaserch
and other snow info
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asked Questions (FAQ)
can I find more information about Wilson Bentley?
This web site offers a wealth of information about Bentley's
life and work. By going to the articles
section, you will find a number of articles by and about Bentley. Published
in 1998, the book The Snowflake Man, by Duncan Blanchard, is the quintessential
biography of Bentley. An interactive look into Bentley's snowflakes
and life's work can be found on the Wilson Bentley
Digital Archives CD-ROM.
How did Bentley photograph snowflakes? In his article,
Photographing Snowflakes, Bentley describes
What type of camera did he use? Bentley used a
bellows camera to which he adapted a compound microscope. He describes
the camera and microscope in one of his articles.
Bentley's original camera is on display at the
Snowflake Bentley Exhibit at the Old Red Mill in Jericho.
Does this web site offer reproductions of Bentley's
snowflakes? Yes. Go to our Gift
Shop for a selection of Bentley snowflake prints and collectibles
made by Vermont Snowflakes,
the officially authorized company of the Jericho Historical Society.
You will also find Bentley related books as well as an interactive CD-ROM.