Browsing named entities in Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Irene E. Jerome., In a fair country. You can also browse the collection for Alpine, Ga. (Georgia, United States) or search for Alpine, Ga. (Georgia, United States) in all documents.

Your search returned 2 results in 1 document section:

Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Irene E. Jerome., In a fair country, Snow (search)
Snow-flakes have been also found in the form of regular hexagons and other plane figures, as well as in cylinders and spheres. As a general rule, the intenser the cold the more perfect the formation, and the most perfect specimens are Arctic or Alpine in their locality. In this climate the snow seldom falls when the mercury is much below zero; but the slightest atmospheric changes may alter the whole condition of the deposit, and decide whether it shall sparkle like Italian marble, or be deadhen pulverized, its fragments being then intermingled with air again.—just as colorless glass may be crushed into white powder. On the other hand, Professor Tyndall has converted slabs of snow to ice by regular pressure, and has shown that every Alpine glacier begins as a snow-drift at its summit, and ends in a transparent ice-cavern below. The blue blocks which span the sources of the Arveiron were once powdery snow upon the slopes of the Col du Geant. The varied and wonderful shapes assum