Description - Face to Face with Caterpillars by Darlyne A. Murawski
Ever had an in-your-face encounter with a caterpillar? Darlyne Murawski came eye-to-eye with a spiny caterpillar in Costa Rica--and was severely stung by the harmless-looking creepy-crawly. But she still got the picture. It's one of many caterpillar close-ups which illustrate this extraordinary book. Readers learn to study these insects like the experts: witness the astonishing life cycle with its metamorphosis from caterpillar to pupa to butterfly; see the amazing snake-like defenses of some poisonous species; and the silk stitching used by others to build leafy hideaways. Face to Face with Caterpillars encourages an active study of this intriguing insect: How to find caterpillars, how to raise a monarch, how to help preserve their habitats, how to photograph the caterpillar, and how to learn more; it's all in Darlyne Murawski's fun book
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Some caterpillars spit poison, leave false appendages behind, bungee-jump to other branches or use camouflage to avoid their enemies. Spectacular, close-up views of caterpillars from around the world make intriguing reading and viewing in this addition to the Face to Face series. While some information of the butterfly life cycle is provided, the emphasis is on the larval, or caterpillar stage. As with other titles in the series, the author/photographer provides first-hand accounts of species, "tips from an expert," a glossary, brief facts, world distribution of species discussed, scientific names, further reading, websites and an index. Since many of the exotic caterpillars included are found in far-flung places, the title is more useful for inspiring awe than for the reader investigating nature in his backyard. (Nonfiction. 10-12) (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - Darlyne A. Murawski
Author and photographer Darlyne A. Murawski has researched and documented caterpillars from India to Papua New Guinea. The subjects of her seven articles in National Geographic magazine include butterflies, moths, and caterpillars.