Hidden Worlds

Looking Through a Scientist's Microscope

By Stephen Kramer; Dennis Kunkel (Photographer)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), Hardcover, 9780618055463, 64pp.

Publication Date: September 2001

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Description
There are hidden worlds in natureplaces you can visit only with a microscope. For more than twenty-five years, Dennis Kunkel has been exploring these worlds. Through the lenses of powerful microscopes, he has examined objects most people have never even thought about: a mosquito's foot, a crystal of sugar, a grain of pollen, the delicate hairs on a blade of grass. Hidden Worlds takes you behind the scenes of Dennis's work and explains how he captures his remarkable images of microscopic life and objects. You ll learn how Dennis became interested in microscopes as a boy, how he prepares specimens for study, and how different kinds of microscopes work. You ll also have the chance to follow Dennis as he collects in the fieldfrom the ash-covered slopes of Mount St. Helens to the lava tubes, rainforests, and beaches of his home state of Hawaii.



About the Author
Stephen Kramer is the author of many science books for young readers, including How to Think Like a Scientist, Lightning, and Eye of the Storm. He teaches at an elementary school near Vancouver, Washington, where he lives with his wife and two sons.Dennis Kunkel, Ph.D., is a microscopist and an award-winning photographer whose images have appeared in media throughout the world. He lives with his wife on windward Oahu in Hawaii.



Praise For Hidden Worlds

"This title offers a wealth of scientific information along with an insightful look at the world of an individual scientist." School Library Journal, Starred

"The text nicely illustrates how a scientist explores, discovers, and formulates questions." Booklist, ALA

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