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The language of butterflies : how thieves, hoarders, scientists, and other obsessives unlocked the secrets of the world's favorite insect / Wendy Williams.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

"Butterflies are one of the world's most beloved insects. From butterfly gardens to zoo exhibitions, they are one of the few insects we've encouraged to infiltrate our lives. Yet, what has drawn us to these creatures in the first place? And what are their lives really like? Science journalist Wendy Williams reveals the inner lives of these "flying flowers"--creatures far more intelligent and tougher than we give them credit for. Monarch butterflies migrate thousands of miles each year from Canada to Mexico. Other species have learned how to fool ants into taking care of them. Butterflies' scales are inspiring researchers to create new life-saving medical technology. Williams takes readers to butterfly habitats across the globe and introduces us to not only various species, but to the scientists who have dedicated their lives to studying them. Coupled with years of research and knowledge gained from experts in the field, this accessible "butterfly biography" explores the ancient partnership between these special creatures and humans, and why they continue to fascinate us today." -- from book jacket.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 595.789 WIL 2020 (Text) 33892100698043 Adult New Books Book None 07/22/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501178061
  • ISBN: 1501178067
  • ISBN: 9781501178078
  • ISBN: 1501178075
  • Physical Description: xiv, 224 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2020.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages [205]-222).
Summary, etc.:
"Butterflies are one of the world's most beloved insects. From butterfly gardens to zoo exhibitions, they are one of the few insects we've encouraged to infiltrate our lives. Yet, what has drawn us to these creatures in the first place? And what are their lives really like? Science journalist Wendy Williams reveals the inner lives of these "flying flowers"--creatures far more intelligent and tougher than we give them credit for. Monarch butterflies migrate thousands of miles each year from Canada to Mexico. Other species have learned how to fool ants into taking care of them. Butterflies' scales are inspiring researchers to create new life-saving medical technology. Williams takes readers to butterfly habitats across the globe and introduces us to not only various species, but to the scientists who have dedicated their lives to studying them. Coupled with years of research and knowledge gained from experts in the field, this accessible "butterfly biography" explores the ancient partnership between these special creatures and humans, and why they continue to fascinate us today." -- from book jacket.
Subject: Butterflies > Popular works.

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