Hidden Worlds: Looking Through a Scientist's Microscope
By Stephen Kramer
Photographs by Dennis Kunkel
Houghton Mifflin, 2001
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.
Stephen Kramer's engaging text and Dennis Kunkel's dramatic photographs provide a fascinating look at the work of a microscopist and the remarkable worlds he explores.
"An illuminating look at the work of a microscopist...this title offers a wealth of scientific information along with an an insightful look at the world of an individual scientist."--School Library Journal, Starred Review
"Outstanding photographs invite the reader into the world of Dennis Kunkel...Kramer manages to capture the sense of wonder and excitement and the meticulous care taken by Kunkel as he observes plants and animals in the field and the laboratory."--Kirkus Reviews.
"The text nicely illustrates how a scientist explores, discovers, and formulates questions."--Booklist
To see some of the photographs used in Hidden Worlds, visit Dennis Kunkel's website: http://www.DennisKunkel.com
All original text, graphics, and art © 1998 Stephen Kramer and Richard Torrey