An Obsession With Butterflies: Our Long Love Affair With A Singular Insect

An Obsession With Butterflies: Our Long Love Affair With A Singular Insect

by Sharman Apt Russell

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An Obsession With Butterflies: Our Long Love Affair With A Singular Insect by Sharman Apt Russell

Butterflies have always served as a metaphor for resurrection and transformation, but as Sharman Apt Russell points out in this lyrical meditation, butterflies are above all objects of obsession. She reveals the logic behind our endless fascination with butterflies and introduces us to the legendary collectors and dedicated scientists who have obsessively catalogued new species of Lepidoptera. A luminous journey through an exotic world of passion and strange beauty, this is a book to be treasured by anyone who has ever experienced the enchantment of butterflies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786740604
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 04/24/2009
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 781 KB

About the Author

Sharman Apt Russell is the author of several books, including Hunger and Songs of the Fluteplayer, which won the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award. She has written for publications including Discover and Nature Conservancy, and currently contributes to OnEarth, the magazine for the National Resource Defense Council. Russell teaches creative writing at Western New Mexico University and at Antioch University in Los Angeles, California. She lives in Silver City, New Mexico.

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