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Full-color photos. "This unique book offers much more than beautiful insect photographs. Not only are the large and extra-large 4-color plates of highest quality, but they are used to illustrate butterfly and moth life cycles, behavior, migration, anatomy, feeding, mimicry, silk production, rearing, and much more. An impressive, informative book, yet inexpensive. Highly recommended as a major single source that beautifully illustrates the biology and diversity of butterflies and moths."--(starred) Science Books & Films.
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Grade 6-8 The remarkable beauty of the many rare and exotic moths and butterflies portrayed here will appeal to naturalists of all ages. This well-organized, profusely illustrated introduction/survey briefly explains the differences between butterflies and moths; compares them to other orders of insects; discusses their life cycles; describes some of the physical or behavioral characteristics of over 200 world species; examines endangered species, migration, hibernation patterns and defense mechanisms; and offers tips on observing the insects in the field and rearing them at home. The brief text in each short chapter is surrounded by a dozen or more clear color photographs of a variety of moths and butterflies and caterpillars and pupae against a clean white background. Extended captions in small print appear under each photo and identify the animal portrayed by common as well as by scientific name, cite its geographical range, and supplement the text with bits of additional information. The text is succinctly written and thorough. The book's numerous color photos are excellent; however, the small print used in the captions may discourage some readers. Jourdan's Butterflies and Moths Around the World (Lerner, 1981) provides more in-depth information on about 50 different species; however, Whalley's book describes the characteristics of about four times as many butterflies and moths, making it a useful addition to natural history collections. Karey Wehner, San Francisco Public Library
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Book Description Knopf Books for Young Readers, 1988. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0394896181
Book Description Knopf Books for Young Readers, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: New. First American Edition. Seller Inventory # DADAX0394896181
Book Description Knopf Books for Young Readers, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110394896181