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The language of butterflies : how thieves, hoarders, scientists, and other obsessives unlocked the secrets of the world's favorite insect

Author: Wendy Williams
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Simon & Schuster hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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"In this fascinating book from the New York Times bestselling author of The Horse, Wendy Williams explores the lives of one of the world's most resilient creatures--the butterfly--shedding light on the role that they play in our ecosystem and in our human lives"--
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Williams, Wendy, 1950-
The language of butterflies
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2020
(DLC) 2019025247
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy Williams
ISBN: 9781501178061 1501178067 9781501178078 1501178075
OCLC Number: 1104922607
Description: xiv, 224 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Past. The gateway drug ; Down the rabbit hole ; The number one butterfly ; Flash and dazzle ; How butterflies saved Charles Darwin's bacon --
Present. Amelia's butterfly ; A parasol of monarchs ; The honeymoon hotel ; Seablands ; On the Raindance Ranch ; A sense of mystical wonder --
Future. The social butterfly ; Paroxysms of ecstasy ; The butterfly highway --
Epilogue: In the mountains of Mexico.
Responsibility: Wendy Williams.

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Author and science journalist Wendy Williams explores the lives of one of the world's most resilient creatures-the butterfly-shedding light on the role they play in our ecosystem and in our lives.  Read more...

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