The Last Butterflies

A Scientist's Quest to Save a Rare and Vanishing Creature
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Author(s): Nick Haddad
Genre: Science
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Product Number: DD43253
Released: Jun 11, 2019
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ISBN: #9781684570126
Narrator/s: Eric Jason Martin
Publisher: Highbridge Company
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Most of us have heard of such popular butterflies as the Monarch or Painted Lady. But what about the Fender's Blue? Or the St. Francis' Satyr? Because of their extreme rarity, these butterflies are not well-known, yet they are remarkable species with important lessons to teach us. The Last Butterflies spotlights the rarest of these creatures-some numbering no more than what can be held in one hand. Weaving a vivid and personal narrative with ideas from ecology and conservation, Haddad illustrates the race against time to reverse the decline of six butterfly species. Many scientists mistakenly assume we fully understand butterflies' natural histories. Yet, as with the Large Blue in England, we too often know too little and the conservation consequences are dire. Haddad argues that a hands-off approach is not effective and that in many instances, like for the Fender's Blue and Bay Checkerspot, active and aggressive management is necessary. With deliberate conservation, rare butterflies can coexist with people, inhabit urban fringes, and, in the case of the St. Francis' Satyr, even reside on bomb ranges and military land. Haddad shows how, through protection and restoration efforts, we might face conservation issues for all animals and plants.

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The Last Butterflies
Product Number: BX00123255
Product Number:DD43253
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Author(s): Nick Haddad
Narrator(s): Eric Jason Martin
Genre: Science
Product Number Z100150145
Released: Jun 25, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781684570133

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