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Butterflies of the World

By: Myriam Baran and Gilles Martin

224 pages, 217 photos


Hardback | Mar 2006 | #157464 | ISBN: 0810959534
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About this book

Translated from the French by Simon Jones.

"Butterflies of the World" takes us through from the caterpillar to the adult butterfly capturing the sheer originality of the way these 200,000 different species of insect have developed. We are introduced to a breathtaking world of keen senses, in which an insect's thorax can hear, its feet can taste, and its wings can attract a mate. Gilles Martin has brought us images from his travels in the wild alongside photographed collections, and also invites us to enter the world of caterpillars and their metamorphoses. This book presents a surprising and poetic interpretation of a beautiful and astounding world.

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Gilles Martin is an independent photographer living in Touraine, France, and his favourite subject is Nature. Learn more about his art at Myriam Baran is an ethologist, naturalist, and author specializing in animal behavior. She has written extensively about ape behaviour, horses, and has contributed to the Encyclopedia Universalis as well as writing documentaries for French television. Butterflies of the World is her second book with Gilles Martin, after Birds of the World, also published by Abrams.

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