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The Language of Butterflies
Butterflies are beloved across the globe, adorning fields and forests, gardens and zoos. their feats are staggering: flying in groups of tens of thousands, monarchs migrate huge distances each year. They are smarter than we think; some species have learned to fool ants into taking care of them. Their beauty has led many to obsession - lepidopterists (butterfly seekers) have died in search of particular species, frenzied and driven mad in the pursuit of color.
What draws us to these creatures so intensely? Why do they live so briefly? How do they get their color? Award-winning science writer Wendy Williams investigates butterflies across the globe, researching their habitats and interviewing those dedicated to studying them. She examines the ancient partnership between butterflies and humans, and the ways we depend on them today - from a bellwether on climate change to a source of life-saving medical technology.
Author: Wendy Williams
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Publishing Date: May, 2021
Hardcover: 256 pages