The Language of Butterflies

How Thieves, Hoarders, Scientists, and Other Obsessives Unlocked the Secrets of the World's Favorite Insect
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Author(s): Wendy Williams
Genre: Science
Original Publish Date: May 12, 2020
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Product Number: Z100156695
Released: May 12, 2020
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781797109602
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"The butterfly's life cycle has always symbolized transformation. In this awe-inspiring book, Williams shows us how these animals can also transform whole ecosystems, scientific disciplines, and human hearts." —Abigail Tucker, New York Times bestselling author of The Lion in the Living Room In this fascinating book from the New York Times bestselling author of The Horse, Wendy Williams explores the lives of one of the world's most resilient creatures—the butterfly—shedding light on the role that they play in our ecosystem and in our human lives. Butterflies are one of the world's most beloved insects. From butterfly gardens to zoo exhibitions, they are one of the few insects we've encouraged to infiltrate our lives. Yet, what has drawn us to these creatures in the first place? And what are their lives really like? In this groundbreaking book, New York Times bestselling author and science journalist Wendy Williams reveals the inner lives of these "flying flowers"—creatures far more intelligent and tougher than we give them credit for. Monarch butterflies migrate thousands of miles each year from Canada to Mexico. Other species have learned how to fool ants into taking care of them. Butterflies' scales are inspiring researchers to create new life-saving medical technology. Williams takes readers to butterfly habitats across the globe and introduces us to not only various species, but to the scientists who have dedicated their lives to studying them. Coupled with years of research and knowledge gained from experts in the field, this accessible "butterfly biography" explores the ancient partnership between these special creatures and humans, and why they continue to fascinate us today. Touching, eye-opening, and incredibly profound, The Language of Butterflies reveals the critical role they play in our world.

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Author(s): Wendy Williams
Genre: Science
Product Number DD50455
Released: May 12, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781797109626
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Author(s): Wendy Williams
Genre: Science
Product Number EB00778026
Released: May 12, 2020
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: #9781501178085

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