Last Monarch Butterfly: Conserving the Monarch Butterfly in a Brave World
  • Last Monarch Butterfly: Conserving the Monarch Butterfly in a Brave World
  • Last Monarch Butterfly: Conserving the Monarch Butterfly in a Brave World
  • Last Monarch Butterfly: Conserving the Monarch Butterfly in a Brave World
<Previous >Next

Last Monarch Butterfly: Conserving the Monarch Butterfly in a Brave World

by Phil Schappert
     
 

The definitive guide to the world's most recognized butterfly.

Monarch butterflies are widely distributed around the world. The two most distinct populations are located in North America -- one to the east and the other to the west of the Rocky Mountains.

Their wide distribution, coupled with their vivid orange, white and black coloring makes the

…  See more details below

Overview

The definitive guide to the world's most recognized butterfly.

Monarch butterflies are widely distributed around the world. The two most distinct populations are located in North America -- one to the east and the other to the west of the Rocky Mountains.

Their wide distribution, coupled with their vivid orange, white and black coloring makes the monarch the most recognizable butterfly. Regrettably, in recent years, ecological changes -- specifically the loss of its feeding grounds -- are threatening the monarch's existence.

The Last Monarch Butterfly provides a thorough and essential overview of these delightful creatures and helps readers to understand their plight. The book documents the monarch's life cycle to provide a clear understanding of its natural condition including its migratory nature. Easy-to-understand text is illustrated with thirty bright,
colorful photographs.

The western butterfly winters in California and the eastern butterfly winters in Mexico. Natural disasters such as a recent cold snap in Mexico imperil the already depleted monarch populations. Areas in California that once hosted the monarch are now being used for residential and industrial development. Even the vast fields of flowering weeds that supported the monarch in the northern states are depleted for new development.

The Last Monarch Butterfly is the definitive environmental reference on this endangered species.

Read More

Editorial Reviews

Science Books and Films
Chosen as one of the "Best Books for Junior High and Young Adult 2005" by Science Books and Films.
Booklist - Nancy Bent
A primary source for reports; beautifully illustrated.
Allentown Morning Call - Christian Berg
Takes you inside the butterfly's world... makes a compelling case to preserve to preserve this amazing migration for future generations.
Science Books and Films - J. Richard Gorham
Let's hear it for the monarch, an amazing insect; if the reader has any doubts about that, this book will put them to rest.
E-Streams - Paula J. Wolfe
This well written volume gives excellent basic information on life cycle, predators, environmental hazards, and migration.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781552979693
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
10/24/2004
Pages:
113
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author

Phil Schappert, PhD, is the editor of the News of Lepidopterists' Society and has written many magazine articles and scientific papers about butterflies and their host plants. He is the author of A World for Butterflies. He is a professor at the University of Texas at Austin.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >