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Bee Hardcover – April 28, 2010

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"Many of us have encountered electron microscope images before whether in high school science textbooks, or on the Discovery Channel, but very rarely is it an artist who is sitting behind the lens. It's the beauty of the images in Fisher's book, and not just the amazing reality that they show us, that makes Bee special." -- Deborah Netburn --Los Angeles Times Blog, April 26, 2010

"The bee is ready for its close-up. Remarkable." --Discover Magazine

"Rose-Lynn Fishers photographs of bees made using a scanning electron microscope reveal the art in the anatomy of one of natures most important creatures." -- Conor Risch --Photo District News

About the Author

Rose-Lynn Fisher is an artist working in photography and mixed-media. She has a bachelor of fine arts from Otis College of Art and Design.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press; First Edition edition (April 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 156898944X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1568989440
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.8 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,343,112 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Rose-Lynn Fisher's fine-art photography explores biological, cultural, and metaphorical thresholds, ranging from the microscopic realm of bees to the liminal spaces of Morocco. Links to BEE reviews at www.rose-lynnfisher.com/newsevents.html

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Linda O'Toole on May 3, 2010
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Bees have been much in the news in the last few years-- the africanization of honey bees; the widespread collapse of hives, and so forth. This set of extraordinary photographs reminds of the bee as itself, not in relation to humanity, but in relation to the sheer, unimaginable beauty of life in all its forms. Beautiful, inspiring, and thought provoking.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Valerie Cummings on September 1, 2010
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I gave this book as a gift to several friends and kept one for myself. Gift recipients were mesmerized by the intricate photos and compelling close-up views of the bees. A wonderful gift for any nature lover, bee keeper,gardener or scientific photographer.Each recipient was inspired by the photos to speak of his/her fascination with bees. A unique gift, each image lovingly photographed by Ms. Fisher. A relevant, timely topic about the natural world (threats to the bee population). A bee is not just a buzzing insect to be swatted away, its body is an extraordinary feat of natural engineering and beauty.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Adam on December 18, 2010
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Really spectacular photos. Beautiful and informative. Electron micrographs of close up honey bee parts. Great option for for science lovers and art enthusiasts.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jessica L. Lawrence on September 17, 2010
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I love my honeybees, and this book really demonstrates the intricate parts that make them so capable of doing their jobs efficiently and with beauty. Each part is sectioned by an overall shot, then closer and closer as the magnification gets higher and more detailed on specific parts, from the antennae joints to the hamuli on the wings. It is a fascinating book, and I would recommend it to anyone with a bee fascination or appreciation of good photography!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. MITCHELL on July 1, 2013
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I absolutely love the photos. They are detailed and beautiful. I thought that there would be more information and verbal description of bees but that was very minimal. I would classify this as more of a picture/coffee table book. I do like it though. If you want to know what a bee looks like up close, this is your book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. A. Haverstick on November 5, 2011
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The scanning electron microscope is a great tool. The subject is dear to my heart. Never has the phrase "a picture is worth a thousand words" seemed so apt. Great gift for any beekeeper or natural history buff even if they've already got a library of insect/bee books. And only twenty bucks. Get to know your pets!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By smartscottie on December 19, 2013
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I've always loved bees - who doesn't? got stung twice, yet, saved many, thought I knew them! But this stunning book introduced me to a new, mysterious world! Rose-Lynn Fisher is an artist who manages to give these wonderful creatures life, scope, importance and a whole new meaning. Isn't nature just the greatest creator (and photographers, too!!) of wondrous things? A beautiful and delightful book. The black-and-white photos make the bees even more sensational. Really, the bee's knee (had to say that)!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 7, 2013
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"Bee" is a must have for all of us with curiosity, particularly in biology. The pictures are amazing.

One wish is that there were drawings with labels and/or second photo's with labels. Maybe eight drawings of the whole and parts of the bee with pointers would help make the reader more comfortable with the marvelous photography.

A triumph!
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