Parrains - InvitésGregory Roeder, Professor and Doctor of Chemical Ecology, is a modern-day explorer pushing the boundaries of science. With his laboratory he publishes in leading scientific journals (Science, Nature, etc.). An accomplished sportsman and mountaineer, he does not hesitate to go there in the most extreme environments to observe the flora and fauna, objects of his research. Stéphane Hette is an internationally renowned photographer known for his clean nature photos reminiscent of Japanese floral art. Co-founder of the magazine Nat'images, to which he regularly collaborates, he is the author of many books including "Les arbres amoureux" and "Les fleurs amoureuses" with Frédéric Hendoux (la Salamandre), with Marcello Pettineo "4m2 de nature" (Declic editions then Plume de carotte), Les vrais fées de la nature (Carrot feather), Les ailes du désir, ou la vie rêvée des papillons (Declic editions), Les carnets de nature ludiques et poétiques avec (Carrot feather) also published in China. Member of OPIE (Office for Insects and their Environment) Stéphane is committed to the protection and knowledge of insects and their environment. His photographs are represented by the Blin plus Blin gallery and help promote the Canson Infinity brand around the world
At the frontiers of reality near you Incredible stories of alliance, manipulation and rivalries between small animals and plants, told and illustrated in a breathtaking way. From the insect that uses an aquatic plant as a diving suit to live underwater, to the pathogenic fungus that bewitches its plant host to make fake flowers and mystify pollinators, through the beetle that feeds on poison to make itself indigestible, mind-boggling stories where plants and invertebrates reveal an extraordinary range of interactions to live or survive. Gregory Roeder, professor and doctor of chemical ecology, is a modern-day explorer who pushes the boundaries of science through his research. With his laboratory, he publishes in leading scientific journals (Science, Nature, etc.). Thanks to an exciting story illustrated by the magnificent photos of Stéphane Hette, the author transmits cutting-edge scientific information. Never again will you look at spiders, flowers or butterflies the same way !