| ||"The remarkable and sophisticated images were captured with the assistance of a scanning electron microscope and will instantly swell your admiration for the microscope, as will Swanson’s enthusiasm, awe and personal affinity for these creatures. His overview is simple, understandable and comprehensive. The book soundly challenges any misconceptions that 'bigger is better' and will inspire budding enthusiasts everywhere to appreciate the delicacy, complexity and importance of microscopic life."
Erica Odell, Wildlife Australia Magazine, Winter 2012, pp. 43
"Bugs of the Land is an enjoyable non-fiction book. It is very interesting with a lot of information and images. It goes through all the common bugs and arachnids in Australia with a full description and 3D pictures."
Emily Lam, The Helix, p. 34, 2012
"The photographs, taken using a scanning electron microscope, are in glorious 3-D and they're great. Mouth parts, heads, scales, clawed legs, feet, hairs, even single strands of spider silk leap from the page in alien glory."
Leigh Dayton, Weekend Australian, Australia, 14 April 2012
"On the third and fourth reading, the detailed, carefully crafted text, with fascinating thoroughly researched information, captures the reader. The facts are interspersed with relevant quotes, diagrams and anecdotes that make these volumes readily accessible to scientists of all ages. In a classroom, these books will enthral students and encourage them to learn more about "the beauty, organisation and diversity" of life. The only challenge for the students will be prying the book from their teacher’s grasp – they are superb."
Dr Heather Meikle, New Zealand Association of Science Educators, pp. 28
"...Kerry Swanson has taken and tried-and-tested pop-up book format and given it a novel twist in three Microscopic Worlds volumes... Instead of cardboard objects that leap up when you turn the page, Swanson’s books include amazing three-dimensional scanning electron microscope images that rise up when you don the (supplied) geeky 3D glasses."
Paul Gorman, The Press - Your Weekend, May 2012
"The photographs, taken using a scanning electron microscope, are in glorious 3-D and they're great. Mouth parts, heads, scales, clawed legs, feet, hairs, even single strands of spider silk leap from the page in alien glory. Swanson, who described himself as a micropalaeontologist, provides plenty of informative and entertaining information about the tiny creatures."
Leigh Dayton, The Weekend Australian, 14 April 2012
"WOW! What a pleasure it has been to review this magnificent suite of innovative, modern and creative books which do more than just describe: they inspire and grab attention. They bring the 3D perspective to the microscopic world that is so vital for a fuller appreciation and understanding of the living and fossilised microscopic biological world… Not only do the pictures leap out at you but some you just want to touch…. Each time you look at these pictures there is more to see and more questions to ask, surely, the life blood of science. Science is addictive thanks to these books."
Glenn Vallender, Geological Society of NZ Newsletter, 2012