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FlowersofIce--Beauty, Symmetry,andComplexity

Summary: FlowersofIce--Beauty,
AR eviewofTheSnowflake:
W inter'sSecret B eauty
R ev iewed b y John A . A d am
402 NO T IC E S O F T H E A M S V O L U M E 52, NU M B E R 4
rowing up as a child in southern Eng-
land, my early memories of snow in-
clude trudging home from school with
my father, gaz ing at the seemingly enor-
mous snowdrifts that smoothed the
hedgerows, fields and bushes, while listening to the
soft " scrunch" of the snow under my Wellington
boots. In the country, snow stretching as far as I
could see was not a particularly uncommon sight.
The quietness of the land under a foot of snow
seemed eerie. I cannot remember the first time I
looked at snowflakes per se; my interests as a
small child were primarily in their spheroidally


Source: Adam, John A. - Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Old Dominion University


Collections: Mathematics