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Trek into the field with insect expert and National Geographic explorer Dr. Dino Martins to study all kinds of critters that creep, crawl, and fly to learn what exactly an entomologist does!
There are more than one million different kinds of insects in the world ... and curious kids seem to have just as many questions about them! That's why this book is set up in a kid-friendly question-and-answer format and has lots of wonderful images, too. Questions cover everything from "How do insects get their names?" to "How are insects helpful?" to answer all kinds of queries. Kids will learn how real scientists observe insects, capture them to study up close, and release them back into the wild.
This fun book is sure to inspire kids to go out and observe the creatures crawling in their own backyards!
About the Author
DINO MARTINS is an entomologist and National Geographic Emerging Explorer whose work focuses on studying pollinators. He received his Ph.D. in organismic and evolutionary biology from Harvard University and serves as the executive director of the Mpala Research Center and a research scholar through Princeton University's Ecology and Evolutionary Biology department. He lives and works in Kenya, where he chairs the Insect Committee of Nature Kenya.
"Written in conversational tone, the text addresses kids with respect for their capability to observe insects, record what they see, and study the data they collect. Throughout the book, bright colors are used as background and design elements, while clearly reproduced photos appear alongside paragraphs of text. An appealing introduction to entomology.” -- Booklist