|You can be an entomologist! (National Geographic kids, You can be a ...)|
Author: Martins, Dino J.
Trek into the field with an insect expert and study all kinds of critters that creep, crawl, and fly to learn what exactly an entomologist does.
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 07/01/2019 ““Hi! My name is Dino Martins and I’m an entomologist.” This colorful book poses questions such as why entomologists study insects, how their work helps people, what insects eat, where they live, and how they get their names. In answering each question, Martins speaks directly to kids, whether relating his experience of watching bugs as a child, talking about a species of bees that he named, or mentioning his belief that most insect species have not yet been identified or studied. Designated a National Geographic Emerging Explorer in 2011, Martins received his Ph.D. in biology from Harvard but lives and works in Kenya. There he studies insects (particularly pollinators), works with farmers, directs the Mpala Research Center, and shares his knowledge with schoolchildren. Written in conversational tone, the text addresses kids with respect for their capability to observe insects, record what they see, and study the data they collect. Throughout the book, bright colors are used as background and design elements, while clearly reproduced photos appear alongside paragraphs of text. An appealing introduction to entomology. - Copyright 2019 Booklist.