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A World for Butterflies: Their Lives, Behavior and Future

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A beautiful and authoritative reference on the butterflies of the world that explores what defines butterflies, where and how they live, and what we can do to help them survive. The book is the first to feature butterflies in their natural settings.

Book News Annotation:

One would expect their lives to be short, they are so fragile, yet theirs is a strength born from a beauty that is a perfect adaptation to their environs, that is, if their environs are remotely like those for which they were intended. Schappert (U. of Texas, Austin) not only explains how these most charismatic of creatures live, but also how they serve to indicate environmental issues and questions of habitat in increasing development. The 300 or so color photographs show the butterflies in their natural environments and entries give their diet, courtship and reproductive habits, anatomy, geographical distribution, migration, and means of saving them from recently hostile habitats. Although a reference, this doubles as a very fine and detailed butterfly-watching guide.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

One would expect their lives to be short, they are so fragile, yet theirs is a strength born from a beauty that is a perfect adaptation to their environs, that is, if their environs are remotely like those for which they were intended. Schappert (U. of Texas, Austin) not only explains how these most charismatic of creatures live, but also how they serve to indicate environmental issues and questions of habitat in increasing development. The 300 or so color photographs show the butterflies in their natural environments and entries give their diet, courtship and reproductive habits, anatomy, geographical distribution, migration, and means of saving them from recently hostile habitats. Although a reference, this doubles as a very fine and detailed butterfly-watching guide. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Chosen by Booklist (American Library Association) as one of the 'Top 10 Sci-Tech Books' in 2000.

Butterflies are the most charismatic species of the insect world. Their brilliant colors, ability to fly, complex behavior, ecological relationships with plants and animals, and their broad distribution in a wide variety of habitats have fascinated people for centuries.

With over 300 color photographs and drawings, A World For Butterflies is a lavishly illustrated guide to the world of butterflies providing a wide range of information about this colorful and graceful insect.

The book is divided into five chapters, each focusing on a major question: What are butterflies? How many kinds of butterflies are there? Where do they live? How do they live? What can we do to help them survive?

Among the many topics discussed in detail are evolution, life cycle, courtship and reproduction, anatomy, geographic distribution, migration, demography, as well as butterfly-watching.

A World For Butterflies is the first book to feature photographs of butterflies in their natural settings, accompanied by fascinating text, such as: Only one or two out of a hundred eggs will survive to become a butterfly Strategies to deter predators include false eyespots, heads and bright wings that 'disappear' when folded up Butterflies without strong anti-predator scent or taste have evolved to look exactly like those that do.

Accurate, comprehensive, and beautifully illustrated, this is the ultimate guide to the world of butterflies.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781554070657
Publisher:
Firefly Books
Subject:
Reference
Author:
Schappert, Phillip J.
Subject:
Butterflies
Subject:
Insects & Spiders
Subject:
Butterflies -- Identification.
Subject:
Butterflies & Moths
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Animals - Butterflies & Moths
Subject:
Nature Studies-Insects
Publication Date:
20050331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
10.78x8.28x.74 in. 2.84 lbs.

Related Subjects


Science and Mathematics » Biology » Butterflies
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Insects » Butterflies and Moths
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Insects » General

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Product details 320 pages Firefly Books Ltd - English 9781554070657 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Chosen by Booklist (American Library Association) as one of the 'Top 10 Sci-Tech Books' in 2000.

Butterflies are the most charismatic species of the insect world. Their brilliant colors, ability to fly, complex behavior, ecological relationships with plants and animals, and their broad distribution in a wide variety of habitats have fascinated people for centuries.

With over 300 color photographs and drawings, A World For Butterflies is a lavishly illustrated guide to the world of butterflies providing a wide range of information about this colorful and graceful insect.

The book is divided into five chapters, each focusing on a major question: What are butterflies? How many kinds of butterflies are there? Where do they live? How do they live? What can we do to help them survive?

Among the many topics discussed in detail are evolution, life cycle, courtship and reproduction, anatomy, geographic distribution, migration, demography, as well as butterfly-watching.

A World For Butterflies is the first book to feature photographs of butterflies in their natural settings, accompanied by fascinating text, such as: Only one or two out of a hundred eggs will survive to become a butterfly Strategies to deter predators include false eyespots, heads and bright wings that 'disappear' when folded up Butterflies without strong anti-predator scent or taste have evolved to look exactly like those that do.

Accurate, comprehensive, and beautifully illustrated, this is the ultimate guide to the world of butterflies.

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