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Bugs in 3-D Hardcover – May 1, 1998


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books; 1St Edition edition (May 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811819450
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811819459
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 0.8 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #786,907 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

YA-Insects comprise two-thirds of all the animal species on Earth. There are 200 million of them for every person, and we deal with these creatures on a daily basis. Blum takes readers into their world. Reminiscent of the handheld viewers of the 1920s, this book has a built-in stereoscope attached to the cover. In order to capture the macro images on the 44 3-D plates, the author built his own cameras. The result is absolutely breathtaking. Insects from the common housefly to exotic butterflies in full regalia will have readers wishing for more photos. Unlike the 3-D books with the blue-and-red glasses, these images truly jump off the page. The depth of field achieved is remarkable. The book is a wonderful introduction not only to the field of entomology, but also to photography. Each plate is accompanied by a brief annotation. A wonderful addition to any YA collection and a great aid in classrooms.
John Kiefman, Fairfax County Public Library, VA
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

Mark Blum began taking 3-D photographs at age fifteen. After becoming a certified scuba diver he turned his eye to photographing marine life. With scuba gear and stereo photography equipment in tow, he has traveled to the Caribbean, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Fiji to create award-winning stereoscopic photographs. He lives in Pacific Grove on Monterey Bay, California.

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The photography is exquisite!
Fredric Pierce
I would highly recommend this book as well as any others in this series by Mark Blum.
K. Groh
She is just absolutely fascinated with bugs!
"sarah@cybertropic.com"

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 16, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I think that Mark Blum's, Bugs in 3-D is a wonderful book. The book comes with a sturdy built in viewer in the front of the book that flips out. Then the pictures can be viewed by simply looking through the viewer and turning the pages. There are 44 different 3-D stereo images to see. The beautiful ansd full color high quality pictures make me feel like the insects are actually in front of me (at least it looks that way). This book was just as good as Mark Blum's previous book, "Beneath the Sea in 3-D" which also presented astounding 3-D pictures that anyone can enjoy. Children no doubt would enjoy this book, but because of the informative text and rich high quality pictures this beautiful book should also be marketed for adults. I am in college and this book appeals to me. No one who enjoys beautiful nature pictures should miss this book (especially if you are a science lover).
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Fredric Pierce on November 8, 2001
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Mark Blum is clearly a very talented and skillful nature photographer! His books, including BUGS IN 3-D, are all FABULOUS! I can't recommend this book highly enough!
In BUGS IN 3-D, you will be shrunk to the size of a grasshopper, taken off to exotic forests, and introduced face-to-face to some really amazing insects! It is just like entering their world! INCREDIBLE!
The photography is exquisite!
The 3-D stereo effect is remarkable!
The subject is fascinating!
The price is bargain!
There are NO negatives about this book!
Children, parents, science students, naturalists; I can't think of anybody who won't love this book!
BUY IT!!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 7, 2001
Format: Hardcover
The publisher has unfortunately tried to market these fabulous works as childrens books (not that they aren't wonderful for kids as well), but these photos are truely amazing both in the quality of the photography, but also in the presentation. They are printed on very high quality coated paper with a STURDY set of lenses built right into the hard cover, which allows you to view them in all their splendor without any additional equipment.
These are not red/blue lenses! The images are presented in true color stereo pairs and when viewed, merge into a single, dynamic 3D image - WOW! I can't say enough about the overall quality of viewing for ADULTS as well as children.
The price is another thing that confuses me. I don't know why these are so inexpensive? I urge anyone who loves nature to buy all of the books in this series!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 22, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Top close-up photographie, multiplied by an infinite factor of 3D-fun for a very close and real look to bug's live! Both photographic disciplines are not easy to handle at their own. And here are more than 40 brilliant examples of each discipline are combined for a close look from an unknown perspective to insects, spiders and other small size creatures. I am not payed by the author or somebody else who earns money with this book, I am just absolute WOW!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By "sarah@cybertropic.com" on January 11, 1999
Format: Hardcover
The pictures in this book make it a great attention getter for younger children that are interested in living things. I let my daughter look at one of the bugs, then I read the accompaning text. She is just absolutely fascinated with bugs!
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