Bug Shots by Alexandra Siy
The Good, the Bad, and the Bugly [ BUG SHOTS: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE BUGLY BY Siy, Alexandra ( Author ) Sep-01-2011

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An exploration of a variety of insects is enhanced by photo micrographs that magnify insect parts from ten to 300,000 times their actual size.
 

About Alexandra Siy

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Alexandra Siy grew up in Clarksville, New York, on 100 acres with four brothers. Alexandra graduated from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh with a B.A. in biology. She was awarded a fellowship for graduate study at the State University of New York at Albany, where she received a M.S. in science education. After graduation she taught biology in a New Haven public high school. After the birth of her daughter, Alexandra left teaching and soon began writing.Alexandra lives in Anchorage, Alaska, with her family.
 
Published September 1, 2011 by Holiday House.
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Readers unfamiliar with giant water bugs and water striders, lace bugs, pepper weevils, carrion beetles and other creatures will be bugged by the lack of unmagnified pictures of most of the species shown.

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Siy and Kunkel put a tongue-in-cheek spin on entomology, with dramatically magnified specimens presented in “Wanted” posters that make use of photomicrographs, taken through a scanning electron microscope and then colorized.

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