While most farmers get up at dawn to tend to their animals and land, William A. Bentley got up to photograph early morning dew dripping form leaves and hanging from the delicate strands of a spider web. But most of his life was spent photographing another form of moisture – snow. From the time Bentley was a young boy until his death, he was fascinated with snow. Although most of his friends and neighbors thought he was wasting time, he devoted most of his time and money to studying snowflakes. He experimented over and over again to find a way to photograph snowflakes before they melted or evaporated so that people could appreciate them. It is he who first took note of the snowflakes – unique hexagonal shape, as well as the fact that no two are the same – the reason for which he also discovered. This book of his life and work reads like a storybook, but tells the true story of a man who had a passion for his work. Additional facts about Bentley are shared in the margins to complete the picture of the man now known simply as “Snowflake Bentley.”
A Five in a Row book.