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Moths of the Limberlost - Deceased Gene Stratton-Porter

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Published: 22nd April 2010
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"[...]mark, line and colour gradation in most cases from the living moth at its prime. Never was the study of birds so interesting. The illustration of every moth book I ever have seen, that attempted coloured reproduction, proved by the shrivelled bodies and unnatural position of the wings, that it had been painted from objects mounted from weeks to years in private collections or museums. A lifeless moth fades rapidly under the most favourable conditions. A moth at eight days of age, in the last stages of decline, is from four to six distinct shades lighter in colour than at six hours from the cocoon, when it is dry, and ready for flight. As soon as circulation stops, and the life juices evaporate from the wings and [...]."

ISBN: 9781438594767
ISBN-10: 1438594763
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 134
Published: 22nd April 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.05  x 0.74
Weight (kg): 0.25