An Obsession With Butterflies: Our Long Love Affair with a Singular Insect (Google eBook)

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Basic Books, 2009 - NATURE - 257 pages
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Butterflies have always served as a metaphor for resurrection and transformation, but as Sharman Apt Russell points out in this lyrical meditation, butterflies are above all objects of obsession. She reveals the logic behind our endless fascination with butterflies and introduces us to the legendary collectors and dedicated scientists who have obsessively catalogued new species of Lepidoptera. A luminous journey through an exotic world of passion and strange beauty, this is a book to be treasured by anyone who has ever experienced the enchantment of butterflies.
  

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Review: An Obsession With Butterflies: Our Long Love Affair With A Singular Insect

User Review  - Christine O'malley - Goodreads

I found this to be very easy to read, and very interesting. There was enough theoretical information to satisfy my research need, but lots of great stories about people who have contributed to ... Read full review

Review: An Obsession With Butterflies: Our Long Love Affair With A Singular Insect

User Review  - Carol - Goodreads

I'd definitely consider reading other books by this author. I was interested in the subject, but loved the writing style as much as the topic. Read full review

Contents

A NOTE ON NAMES
TOUGH LOVE
YOU NEED A FRIEND
METAMORPHOSIS
BUTTERFLY BRAINS
LOVE STORIES
THE SINGLE MOM
IN THE LAND OF BUTTERFLIES
THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
TIMELINE
THE BUSINESS OF BUTTERFLIES
AIR AND ANGELS
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Sharman Apt Russell is the author of several books, including Hunger and Songs of the Fluteplayer, which won the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award. She has written for publications including Discover and Nature Conservancy, and currently contributes to OnEarth, the magazine for the National Resource Defense Council. Russell teaches creative writing at Western New Mexico University and at Antioch University in Los Angeles, California. She lives in Silver City, New Mexico.

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