The Butterflies of Canada Book
Score: 5
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The Butterflies of Canada


  • Author : Ross A. Layberry
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 1998-01-01
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 0802078818

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The Butterflies of Canada Book Description :

Beautifully illustrated and clearly presented, The Butterflies of Canada is an indispensable guide to all aspects of butterfly study. Butterfly collecting has long been a popular summer activity, and as the growing popularity of butterfly watching and conservatories in Ontario and British Columbia shows, butterflies are a continuing source of delight and interest to Canadians. The Butterflies of Canada is the first comprehensive guide to all the butterflies found in Canada. Based on the national butterfly collection maintained by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, it contains descriptive individual accounts for the close to three hundred butterfly species recorded in Canada, including descriptions of early stages, subspecies, and key features that help distinguish similar species. Each species of butterfly has an individual distribution map, generated from a database of more than 90,000 location records. More than just a field guide to identifying Canadian butterflies, however, The Butterflies of Canada includes chapters on Canadian geography and butterfly distribution, conservation, gardening, photography, and the history of butterfly study in Canada. It also contains new and unpublished information on the classification of butterflies, their ranges, larval food plants, abundance, flight seasons, and noteworthy habits. Thirty two colour plates provide diagnostic details for each species, and also feature butterflies in their natural habitats. There is an extensive bibliography.

Butterflies Book

Butterflies


  • Author : Carol L. Boggs
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2003-07
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 739
  • ISBN 10 : 0226063186

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Butterflies Book Description :

The beauty and grace of butterflies have long captivated people around the world, but their diversity and complexity have drawn the special attention of amateur and professional scientists since at least the time of Darwin. Thanks to this long history of research, more is known about butterflies than is known about almost any other group of insects. experts synthesize current knowledge of butterflies to show how the study of these fascinating creatures as model systems can lead to deeper understanding of ecological and evolutionary patterns and processes in general. The 26 chapters are organized into broad functional areas, covering the uses of butterflies in the study of behaviour, ecology, genetics and evolution, systematics, and conservation biology. Especially in the context of the current biodiversity crisis, this book shows how results found with butterflies can help us understand large, rapid changes in the world we share with them - for example, geographic distributions of some butterflies have begun to shift in response to global warming, giving early evidence of climate change that scientists, politicians and citizens alike should heed. Butterflies: Ecology and Evolution Taking Flight offers students, scientists and amateur naturalists a concise overview of the latest developments in the field. Furthermore, it articulates an exciting new perspective of the whole group of approximately 15,000 species of butterflies as a comprehensive model system for all the sciences concerned with biodiversity and its preservation.

Butterflies Book

Butterflies


  • Author : Edmund Brisco Ford
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1977
  • Genre: Butterflies
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : CORNELL:31924017830682

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Butterflies are Free Book
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Butterflies are Free


  • Author : Leonard Gershe
  • Publisher : Samuel French, Inc.
  • Release Date : 1969
  • Genre: American drama
  • Pages : 83
  • ISBN 10 : 0573606447

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Butterflies are Free Book Description :

A sensitive young man, who is blind, is determined to make a life of his own despite his handicap. He leaves the security of his parents home and rents an apt. in San Fransico.

Butterflies Book

Butterflies


  • Author : Teresa Wimmer
  • Publisher : The Creative Company
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : 158341455X

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Butterflies Book Description :

An introduction to butterflies' physical characteristics, habits, behavior, and relationships to humans.

Butterflies Book

Butterflies


  • Author : Jonathan P. Latimer
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 0395979447

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Butterflies Book Description :

A guide to help identify various butterflies, using the Peterson System of identification.

Butterflies Book

Butterflies


  • Author : Kevin J. Holmes
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : 156065743X

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Butterflies Book Description :

An introduction to butterflies' physical characteristics, habits, behavior, and relationships to humans.

Do Butterflies Bite  Book
Score: 4
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Do Butterflies Bite


  • Author : Hazel Davies
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-06-03
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780813545073

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Do Butterflies Bite Book Description :

How fast do butterflies fly? Does a butterfly have ears? Do they sleep? Does a caterpillar have a skeleton? How does a moth get out of its cocoon? What is the difference between a butterfly and a moth? And just what is a skipper? Every year, thousands of people visit butterfly conservatories to stand in quiet awe of the simple beauty displayed by these magical creatures. Hazel Davies and Carol A. Butler capture the sense of wonderment and curiosity experienced by adults and children alike in this book about butterflies and their taxonomic cousins, the moths and the skippers. Beautifully illustrated with color and black and white photographs, and drawings by renowned artist William Howe, this book is an essential resource for parents, teachers, students, or anyone who has ever been entranced by these fascinating, fluttering creatures. Covering everything from their basic biology to their complex behaviors at every stage of life to issues in butterfly conservation, Davies and Butler explore wide-ranging topics and supply a trove of intriguing facts. You'll find tips on how to attract more butterflies to your garden, how to photograph them, and even how to raise them in your own home. Arranged in a question and answer format, the book provides detailed information written in an accessible style that brings to life the science and natural history of these insects. In addition, sidebars throughout the book detail an assortment of butterfly trivia, while extensive appendices direct you to organizations, web sites, and more than 200 indoor and outdoor public exhibits, where you can learn more or connect with other lepidopterophiles (butterfly lovers).

Swallowtail Butterflies Book

Swallowtail Butterflies


  • Author : T. R. New
  • Publisher : IUCN
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN 10 : 2831700612

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Swallowtail Butterflies Book Description :

This is the first insect Action Plan prepared by the IUCN Species Survival Commission, and was chosen because swallowtail butterflies are perhaps the most charismatic to non-entomologists. Some are the largest butterflies which exist, and the ?birdwings” in particular have long excited wonder and comment among naturalists of all persuasions. Out of a total of 573 species, 170 are considered to need conservation action. This Action Plan exemplifies the wide-ranging conservation needs of swallowtails by selecting a geographically broad suite of faunas and individual taxa for priority conservation action. Endangering processes are accelerating alarmingly in most of the regions listed for attention. The plan covers 34 regions throughout the world, considering within each region the conservation status of particular species, action needed, and how projects could be undertaken, together with an indication of costs involved.