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Butterfly people : an American encounter with the beauty of the world

Author: William Leach
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Presents a chronicle of nineteenth-century America's fascination with butterflies that traces the achievements of six naturalists who identified countless new species and unveiled the mysteries of their existence.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Leach
ISBN: 9780375422935 0375422935
OCLC Number: 769425359
Description: xxvi, 388 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.), maps (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Pt. 1. Encounters with the butterflies of America. Yankee butterfly people ; The German-American romantics ; Beating hearts ; Word power ; The life and death of butterflies --
pt. 2. Encounters with the butterflies of the world. In the wake of empire ; Butterflies at the fair ; Death of the butterfly people.
Responsibility: William Leach.

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Presents a chronicle of nineteenth-century America's fascination with butterflies that traces the achievements of six naturalists who identified countless new species and unveiled the mysteries of their existence.

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