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Hidden Worlds: Looking Through a Scientist's Microscope

Hidden Worlds: Looking Through a Scientist's Microscope

by Stephen Kramer


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There are hidden worlds in nature—places you can visit only with a microscope. For more than twenty-five years, Dennis Kunkel has been exploring these worlds. Through the lenses of powerful microscopes, he has examined objects most people have never even thought about: a mosquito’s foot, a crystal of sugar, a grain of pollen, the delicate hairs on a blade of grass. Hidden Worlds takes you behind the scenes of Dennis’s work and explains how he captures his remarkable images of microscopic life and objects. You’ll learn how Dennis became interested in microscopes as a boy, how he prepares specimens for study, and how different kinds of microscopes work. You’ll also have the chance to follow Dennis as he collects in the field—from the ash-covered slopes of Mount St. Helens to the lava tubes, rainforests, and beaches of his home state of Hawaii.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618354054
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/25/2003
Series: Scientists in the Field Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 545,842
Product dimensions: 11.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.23(d)
Lexile: 1040L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

About the Author

STEPHEN KRAMER is the author of many science books for young readers, including How to Think Like a Scientist, Lightning, and Eye of the Storm. He teaches at an elementary school near Vancouver, Washington, where he lives with his wife and two sons.

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"This title offers a wealth of scientific information along with an insightful look at the world of an individual scientist." School Library Journal, Starred

"The text nicely illustrates how a scientist explores, discovers, and formulates questions." Booklist, ALA

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