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A highly original collection of photographs that unlocks the hidden beauty of the insect world—now adapted for young readers!
Adapted from the adult title Microsculpture, this book for young readers is a unique photographic study of insects in mind-blowing magnification that celebrates the wonders of nature and science. Levon Biss’s photographs capture in breathtaking detail the beauty of the insect world and are printed in large-scale formats to provide an unforgettable viewing experience. The book also features an all-new, kid-friendly text from acclaimed science writer Gregory Mone, who brings the insects to life for young readers with plenty of humor and fascinating facts.
About the Author
Levon Biss is widely regarded as the leading macro photographer of his generation. With an unmatched mastery of technique and lighting, he builds his massive images by digitally combining thousands of photographs. Biss is the creator of the book and exhibition Microsculpture: Portraits of Insects (2017), which has toured to 20 countries, and The Hidden Beauty of Seeds & Fruits (2021). He lives in London. The Division of Invertebrate Zoology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, with 24 million specimens, focuses on developing the collection, field research, and laboratory studies.
Gregory Mone is the author of several bestselling works of fiction and nonfiction for both children and adults. He is a contributing editor at Popular Science and an award-winning science writer. A graduate of Harvard College, he lives with his family on Martha’s Vineyard.
"When it comes to bugs, this book has it all: astonishing color photos of insects; amazing, accessible insect facts; and gross-out humor that’s actually funny. Report writers and browsers will gravitate toward this wonderful, visually thrilling find."
"This fascinating title should not be missed. Readers who love insects, those who are fascinated with new forms of photography and its connections to the study of science, and teachers looking for new ways to interest students in science will love reading and using this book."
— School Library Journal
"Art meets biology, with weird and beautiful results."
— Kirkus Reviews