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Butterflies on the Roof of the World A Memoir

Biography / Memoir
By: Peter Smetacek(Author)
224 pages, no illustrations
Butterflies on the Roof of the World
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  • Butterflies on the Roof of the World ISBN: 9789382277057 Hardback Nov 2012 Usually dispatched within 1-2 months
Price: £29.99
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Witty and insightful, Butterflies on the Roof of the World is the story of a man and his family's passion for butterflies. In Butterflies on the Roof of the World, Peter Smetacek invites us into the fascinating world of butterflies. We accompany him on expeditions deep into the mountains of the Himalaya, high desert landscapes of Ladakh, leopard and bear-infested forests of Kumaon, scenic meadows of Garhwal, and all manner of other habitats, as he attempts to capture rare and interesting species – an all-black butterfly that hasn't been spotted for over a century, drunken moths that behave no differently from their human counterparts when they are tipsy, high-elevation butterflies that sail over mountain peaks, and caterpillars that are worth more than their weight in gold. Along the way, in prose that is lucid, witty and always entertaining, he illuminates for the reader the mysterious world of the elusive insects he has spent a lifetime with, and explains why the well-being of butterflies is of vital importance to us all.

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Peter Smetacek, an authority on Indian butterflies and moths, has published sixty papers on them and has described a dozen new to science. He pioneered the use of lepidoptera as indicators of climate change with a paper published in 1994. He lives with his wife and two children in Bhimtal, where he runs the Butterfly Research Centre.

Biography / Memoir
By: Peter Smetacek(Author)
224 pages, no illustrations
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