A World Of Butterflies

Author: Kjell Sandved

Publisher: Bulfinch


Category: Nature

Page: 432

View: 302

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.

Dangerous World of Butterflies

The Startling Subculture of Criminals, Collectors, and Conservationists

Author: Peter Laufer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield


Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 204

This widely praised book chronicles Peter Laufer's adventures within the butterfly industry and the butterfly underground. Laufer begins by examining the allure of butterflies throughout history, but his research soon veers into the high-stake realms of organized crime, ecological devastation, museum collections, and chaos theory. His ever-expanding journey of discovery throughout the Americas and beyond offers a rare look into a theater of intrigue, peopled with quirky and nefarious characters—all in pursuit of these delicate, beautiful creatures. Read this book, and your garden—and the world—will never quite look the same.

The world of butterflies




Category: Nature

Page: 127

View: 509

Full-color pictures of 108 butterflies are accompanied by information on common and scientific name, wingspan, range and habitat, food, sexual and identifying characteristics, family, subspecies, and similar species.

The World of Ice & Fire

The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones

Author: George R. R. Martin

Publisher: Bantam


Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 879

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The perfect holiday gift for fans of A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO’s Game of Thrones—an epic history of Westeros and the lands beyond, featuring hundreds of pages of all-new material from George R. R. Martin! If the past is prologue, then George R. R. Martin’s masterwork—the most inventive and entertaining fantasy saga of our time—warrants one hell of an introduction. At long last, it has arrived with The World of Ice & Fire. This lavishly illustrated volume is a comprehensive history of the Seven Kingdoms, providing vividly constructed accounts of the epic battles, bitter rivalries, and daring rebellions that lead to the events of A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO’s Game of Thrones. In a collaboration that’s been years in the making, Martin has teamed with Elio M. García, Jr., and Linda Antonsson, the founders of the renowned fan site Westeros.org—perhaps the only people who know this world almost as well as its visionary creator. Collected here is all the accumulated knowledge, scholarly speculation, and inherited folk tales of maesters and septons, maegi and singers, including • artwork and maps, with more than 170 original pieces • full family trees for Houses Stark, Lannister, and Targaryen • in-depth explorations of the history and culture of Westeros • 100% all-new material, more than half of which Martin wrote specifically for this book The definitive companion piece to George R. R. Martin’s dazzlingly conceived universe, The World of Ice & Fire is indeed proof that the pen is mightier than a storm of swords.

Biology of Australian Butterflies

Author: R. L. Kitching



Category: Nature

Page: 395

View: 655

Brings together exciting accounts of life history strategies of a range of species, as well as background information on general butterfly behaviour, taxonomy and evolutionary aspects.

Amazing world of butterflies and moths

Author: Louis Sabin

Publisher: Troll Communications Llc


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 962

Briefly describes the life cycle of the butterfly and moth.

Frail Children of the Air - Excursions Into the World of Butterflies

Author: Samuel Hubbard Scudder

Publisher: READ BOOKS



Page: 306

View: 522

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Magic School Bus Explores the World of Bugs

Author: Nancy White

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.


Category: Habitat (Ecology)

Page: 32

View: 458

The Magic School Bus adventures continue as Ms. Frizzle's students become insects, such as grasshoppers, fireflies, and spiders, as a fun learning experience for a science fair project.