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Unlike most insects' transformations, which are largely hidden from view, those of butterflies can take place before our eyes if we know what to look for, where, and when. Photographer Marent (Rainforest) and writer Morgan do know the what, where, and when of butterflies-from all corners of the globe-and they share their knowledge of and reverence for these insects in this magnificent work of visual poetry. More than 500 stunning color photographs and beautifully crafted, scientifically accurate captions track and immortalize the butterfly's metamorphosis from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis and, finally, to that most spectacular event, the magical emergence of the adult butterfly and expansion of its wings to full glory. Equally celebrated here are moths, whose adults emerge from a pupa in a silk cocoon. Following a preface titled "A Photographer's Passion," the photographs are arranged into four groups: "Identity," "Transformation," "Maturity," and "Survival." There is also a list of butterfly and moth families. With an accompanying four-color poster, this title will appeal to children, students, teachers, gardeners, photographers, naturalists, conservationists, and anyone who appreciates beauty.