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.