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Unformatted text preview: detailed information on the temperature and moisture conditions under which the flakes grew, have superseded his in scientific usefulness. But Snow Crystals by W. A. Bentley and W. J. Humphreys, originally published in 1931 and republished by Dover in 1962, is still arguably the most beautiful collection of snowflake photographs available. Collecting Snowflakes Collecting Snowflakes Snowflakes or snow crystals generally fall into six categories. These range from stars, plates, and columns, to needles. Snowflakes can range in size from 0.5 mm up to 4-mm giants. You can collect them by letting them fall on glass plates, black fabric, or even black construction paper. You can lift the flakes off the sheet or fabric with an artists paintbrush and place them on a large glass slide to be photographed. The bigger snowflakes are easy to see with the naked eye.*...
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