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Kjell Bloch Sandved

Kjell Bloch Sandved
Born (1922-10-20) October 20, 1922 (age 91)
Occupation Author, lecturer and nature photographer
Employer National Museum of Natural History for the Smithsonian Institution (retired)
Known for Butterfly Alphabet

Kjell Bloch Sandved (born 1922) is a Norwegian born author, lecturer and nature photographer, most known for his Butterfly Alphabet which contains pictures of Butterfly Wings resembling all the 26 letters in the latin alphabet and the arabic numerals 0 to 9.[1]

Work in the USA

In 1960 he emigrated from Norway to USA,[2] and from then he worked in National Museum of Natural History for the Smithsonian Institution as an author and lecturer, now retired.[3]

About his published works

Dexter Sear at states that '"The Butterfly Alphabet" is a great example of cultural entomology.'.[4]

The book A World of Butterflies, with text by Brian Cassie and photographs by Kjell Sandved is described as an His book The world of music is described by The Independent's Robert Fisk as "... a weighty heart attack of a book",[5] and his book Leaves: The Formation, Characteristics, and Uses of Hundreds of Leaves Found in All Parts of the World is described by Tibor Fuchs as "Stunning photos and informative text about all kinds of leaves, including many that houseplant lovers have in their homes." In the City Room blog at New York Times written by the staff.[6]

Published work

Kjell B. Sandved has published two encyclopedias and co-edited nine books.[7]


External links

  • Official site

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