Monday, October 24, 2011

Swirl by Swirl

Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature 
by Soyce Sidman
illustrated by Beth Krommes
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children

What makes the tiny snail shell so beautiful? Why does that shape occur in nature over and over again—in rushing rivers, in a flower bud, even inside your ear?  With simplicity and grace, Krommes and Sidman not only reveal the many spirals in nature—from fiddleheads to elephant tusks, from crashing waves to spiraling galaxies—but also celebrate the beauty and usefulness of this fascinating shape.

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