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An Obsession With Butterflies : Our Long Love Affair With A Singular Insect - Sharman Apt Russell

An Obsession With Butterflies

Our Long Love Affair With A Singular Insect

Paperback Published: 1st April 2004
ISBN: 9780465071609
Number Of Pages: 256

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Butterflies have always served as a metaphor for resurrection and transformation, but as Sharman Apt Russell points out in this lyrical meditation, butterflies are above all objects of obsession. She reveals the logic behind our endless fascination with butterflies and introduces us to the legendary collectors and dedicated scientists who have obsessively catalogued new species of Lepidoptera. A luminous journey through an exotic world of passion and strange beauty, this is a book to be treasured by anyone who has ever experienced the enchantment of butterflies.

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"Evocative...An Obsession with Butterflies offers a short but engrossing tour of their fascinating world."

Acknowledgmentsp. IX
A Note on Namesp. XIII
Obsession with Butterfliesp. 1
Tough Lovep. 17
You Need a Friendp. 31
Metamorphosisp. 41
Butterfly Brainsp. 55
Butterfly Matissep. 67
Love Storiesp. 79
The Single Momp. 95
On the Movep. 103
In the Land of Butterfliesp. 119
The Natural History Museump. 137
Not a Butterflyp. 157
Timelinep. 167
The Business of Butterfliesp. 181
Air and Angelsp. 203
Selected Bibliography and Notesp. 209
Indexp. 229
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ISBN: 9780465071609
ISBN-10: 0465071600
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st April 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 18.42 x 13.34  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1