My Butterfly Collection / On The Wings of the Butterfly

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My Butterfly Collection is a beautiful, large trade paperback, unfortunately for a rather tiny readership. Author Stevanne Auerbach collected a huge amount of information on her favorite subject and passion, butterflies. Much of the text was written by her, but eight contributors added extensive essays as well, and also a number of artists and photographers. This is an ecological call for attention and help to save our planet from further damage. Butterflies and their demise are indicator of the planet’s health. Many species are already extinct, and many more are on the brink of extinction due to destruction of their habits and use of pesticides. The book is filled with quotes, tales, stories, philosophy, poetry and fantasy. Only a serious lepidopterist would find the book of interest. There are many beautiful drawings, paintings, and photographs most of butterflies, but no labels (at the end of the book, a few photographs are identified). Auerbach describes the life cycle and habitats of several butterflies in fine details, lists the many threatened butterflies both domestic and worldwide; she has extensive lists of plants that attract them; her butterfly design collection; butterflies in the many languages; suggested butterfly activities, and so on.

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Author Stevanne Auerbach
Star Count 3/5
Format Trade
Page Count 178 pages
Publisher Regent Press
Publish Date 15-Dec-2015
ISBN 9781587903380
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Issue April 2016
Category Science & Nature


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