The World of Butterflies: A Fully Illustrated Guide to These Delicate Jewels of Nature

  • Publish Date: 1999-09-14
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Patrick Hook

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BUTTERFLIES HAVE CAPTURED PEOPLES' IMAGINATION SINCE THE EARLIEST TIMES AND ARE FREQUENTLY FEATURED IN SCULPTURE AND PAINTINGS AROUND THE WORLD. THE SIGHT OF BUTTERFLIES FLUTTERING IN THE SUNSHINE WITH THE RICH MOSAIC OF COLORS ON THEIR WINGS IS ONE OF NATURE'S MOST STUNNING SPECTACLES. THE WORLD OF BUTTERFLIES IS A FASCINATING ACCOUNT OF THESE WONDERFUL CREATURES, WITH MANY OF THE 20,000 DIFFERENT SPECIES FEATURED IN EXQUISITE COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS. FROM THE EXOTIC TO THE MORE COMMON VARIETIES FOUND IN ONE'S GARDEN, THIS BOOK PROVIDES INSIGHT AND INFORMATION INTO THE ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION OF BUTTERFLIES, AS WELL AS THEIR LIFE CYCLE AND HABITS. IN ADDITION, THERE ARE DETAILS OF ENDANGERED SPECIIES AND THE CONSERVATION EFFORTS BEING MADE TO PROTECT THEM; INFORMATION ON WHERE TO SEE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES IN THE WORLD; EVEN INFORMATION ON WHERE TO FIND BUTTERFLIES ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB

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