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From a butterfly's first struggle to free itself from the chrysalis and take flight, to the life-and-death dramas of courtship, reproduction, protection and defence, Thomas Marent's photography is a celebration of these remarkable creatures and a portrait of some of the 165,000 species spread over almost every region of the world.
Hardcover, 280 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) (first published March 17th 2008)
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Jessica
This book is beautiful! I had been looking for a butterfly book that featured more pictures of butterflies with their wings open and this is the first book to do so. No blue morphos (my favorite) but lots of swallowtails and glasswings and a few birdwings. Cool caterpillar pictures, too. The kids at school will like.
Jason
Jul 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Fascinating information on all types of butterflies; and the pictures are absolutely stunning!
Freda Mans-Labianca
May 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
A stunning collection of butterflies, moths and larvae in photography. There were so many different butterflies, each unique in their own way.
I really enjoyed looking through the photos, though I felt the binding did take away from some of the larger photos, still a very good visual experience.
I think a lot of butterfly fans should check it out, mainly due to its mass amount of species in it. Like I said, there were many I had never heard of before, and I'm sure a seasoned butterfly watcher
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Kelly
I use Marent's book as a pictorial resource for my preschool students when we study caterpillars, butterflies, their life cycle, and their behaviors. The photographs are stunning and extremely accessible to pre-readers.
Spider the Doof Warrior
Nov 05, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: i-love-this-book
This book has the most beautiful pictures. You can see the scales of each butterflies' wings.
It's delightful!

My only gripe is seeing butterfly pictures get cut off by the pages' middle.
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