About the Author
Golden Guides first appeared in 1949 and quickly established themselves as authorities on subjects from Natural History to Science. Relaunched in 2000, Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press feature modern, new covers as part of a multi-year, million-dollar program to revise, update, and expand the complete line of guides for a new generation of students.
Allen M. Young, Ph.D., obtained his B.A. degree from the State University of New York at New Paltz and his Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Chicago. His two years of post-doctoral research with the Organization for Tropical Studies in Costa Rica was the beginning of what has become a lifelong career studying and writing about tropical rainforest insects. Currently Curator of Zoology and Vice President for Collections, Research, and Public Programs at the Milwaukee Public Museum, Dr. Young has published several books—Population, Biology of Tropical Insects, The Sarapiqui Chronicle, The Chocolate Tree, Lives Intertwined, and Small Creatures and Ordinary Places—plus more than 300 original scientific papers.
Judith Huf has worked as an artist in many fields, from painting and sculpture to technical and scientific illustration and creating exhibits for nature centers and museums. This is the second book she has illustrated for Dr. Young.