The Bug Scientists

By Jackson, Donna M.

Publishers Summary:
Bug scientists, called entomologists, present information on insects and explain how they use that information in their work.

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ISBN
978-0-61810-868-8
Publisher
Houghton


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on April 1, 2002

Gr 3-6 Jackson introduces four people with an interest in and knowledge of insects. Tom Turpin, a professor with a mission to make everyone interested in his field, feeds his students insect-based goodies and runs a yearly Bug Bowl in which contestants compete at cricket spitting and other contests. Valerie Cervenka, a forensic entomologist, gives essential information to crime investigators such as the time of death of a murder victim based on the insect infestation of the body. Steven Kutcher provides insect actors for Ho...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on May 1, 2002

In this latest book in the Scientists in the Field series, Jackson profiles a trio of scientists, interweaving biographical information with factual descriptions of insects and their behaviors. Tom Turpin is an "Insect Ambassador" who is committed to increasing public awareness of insect science. Valerie Cervenka, "the Bug Lady," i...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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