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Publisher Comments:

A delightful small-format book that will appeal to butterfly enthusiasts young and old, with vivid images by the leading butterfly photographer and texts by preeminent writers in the field. This chunky small-format gift book-432 pages, hardcover-features exquisite full-page pictures of 200 butterflies from around the world, accompanied by text that is informative and engaging, including essays on butterfly migration, butterflies and the environment, gardening, and watching and collecting butterflies. The selection of butterflies is arranged by location, from the Arctic Circle to rainforests, woodlands, grasslands, and deserts. Species in the book include butterflies from India, Costa Rica, Brazil, Ireland, Russia, New Guinea, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, and many North American favorites.

Review:

"The patterns and colors of butterfly wings can be as complex and brilliant as those of fine tapestries, but they're often hard to appreciate as the little insects flutter from flower to flower. In this gorgeous little nature album (it's 3.5' x 6'), Sandved gets butterflies to hold still — by capturing them in close-up photographs — and the secrets that he reveals can be breathtaking. There are butterflies, like the Adonis Blue and the Red Glider, whose deep hues resemble jewels, and others, like the Callicore Hydaspes, whose boldly patterned wings seem like studies in composition. Some butterflies, like the Ninety-Eight butterfly, even seem to flaunt whimsical designs of numbers, faces or hearts. The background text by Cassie is minimal: just enough to tell readers about butterfly anatomy, reproduction, migration, feeding and mimicry. Cassie also accompanies each image with a concise summary of that butterfly's habitat, range and habits. All in all, this is a lovely book — small enough to take on a butterfly-watching expedition, but pretty enough to display on a coffee table." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"This photographic peek into lepidorptera land unveils a world of astonishing and visual delights" Los Angeles Times

Review:

"This beautifully designed and produced book...inspires you to go out and look for butterflies yourself." Communiqué: American Zoo & Aquarium Association

Synopsis:

This chunky small-format gift book?432 pages, hardcover?features exquisite full-page pictures of 200 butterflies from around the world, accompanied by text that is informative and engaging, including essays on butterfly migration, butterflies and the environment, gardening, and watching and collecting butterflies. The selection of butterflies is arranged by location, from the Arctic Circle to rainforests, woodlands, grasslands, and deserts. Species in the book include butterflies from India, Costa Rica, Brazil, Ireland, Russia, New Guinea, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, and many North American favorites.

Synopsis:

A delightful small-format book that will appeal to butterfly enthusiasts, young and old.

Synopsis:

Butterfly enthusiasts will delight in the 200 vivid images from across the globe, accompanied by informative and engaging text from preeminent writers in the field.

About the Author

Brian Cassie has traveled to five continents to observe and study butterflies. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the North American Butterfly Association and is the author of a dozen books and numerous articles about butterflies and other natural history topics.
Robert Michael Pyle has written ten books, including Wintergreen (Sasquatch, 2001), winner of the John Burroughs medal for Distinguished Nature Writing, and Nabokov's Butterflies: Unpublished and Uncollected Writings (Beacon 2000), which was excerpted in the Atlantic Monthly.
Kjell Sandved has been a natural history photographer for over 30 years. He is the author of the popular children's book The Butterfly Alphabet. His photographs have appeared in National Geographic, Smithsonian, and dozens of natural history books.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780821228937
Foreword:
Sandved, Kjell B.
Author:
Pyle, Robert Michael
Photographer:
Sandved, Kjell B.
Foreword by:
Pyle, Robert Michael
Foreword:
Pyle, Robert Michael
Author:
Cassie, Brian
Author:
Sandved, Kjell B.
Author:
Sandved, Kjell
Author:
Pyle, Robert Michael
Publisher:
Bulfinch Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Butterflies & Moths
Subject:
Butterflies
Subject:
Animals - Butterflies & Moths
Subject:
Nature Studies-Insects
Subject:
General Nature
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20040531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
4.96x6.34x1.49 in. 1.44 lbs.

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Product details 432 pages Bulfinch Press - English 9780821228937 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The patterns and colors of butterfly wings can be as complex and brilliant as those of fine tapestries, but they're often hard to appreciate as the little insects flutter from flower to flower. In this gorgeous little nature album (it's 3.5' x 6'), Sandved gets butterflies to hold still — by capturing them in close-up photographs — and the secrets that he reveals can be breathtaking. There are butterflies, like the Adonis Blue and the Red Glider, whose deep hues resemble jewels, and others, like the Callicore Hydaspes, whose boldly patterned wings seem like studies in composition. Some butterflies, like the Ninety-Eight butterfly, even seem to flaunt whimsical designs of numbers, faces or hearts. The background text by Cassie is minimal: just enough to tell readers about butterfly anatomy, reproduction, migration, feeding and mimicry. Cassie also accompanies each image with a concise summary of that butterfly's habitat, range and habits. All in all, this is a lovely book — small enough to take on a butterfly-watching expedition, but pretty enough to display on a coffee table." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "This photographic peek into lepidorptera land unveils a world of astonishing and visual delights" Los Angeles Times
"Review" by , "This beautifully designed and produced book...inspires you to go out and look for butterflies yourself."
"Synopsis" by , This chunky small-format gift book?432 pages, hardcover?features exquisite full-page pictures of 200 butterflies from around the world, accompanied by text that is informative and engaging, including essays on butterfly migration, butterflies and the environment, gardening, and watching and collecting butterflies. The selection of butterflies is arranged by location, from the Arctic Circle to rainforests, woodlands, grasslands, and deserts. Species in the book include butterflies from India, Costa Rica, Brazil, Ireland, Russia, New Guinea, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, and many North American favorites.
"Synopsis" by , A delightful small-format book that will appeal to butterfly enthusiasts, young and old.
"Synopsis" by , Butterfly enthusiasts will delight in the 200 vivid images from across the globe, accompanied by informative and engaging text from preeminent writers in the field.
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