An Obsession with Butterflies, Sharman Apt Russel
Our Long Love Affair with a Singular Insect
Butterflies have always served as a metaphor for resurrection and transformation, but as Sharman Apt Russell points out in this lyrical meditation, butterflies are above all objects of obsession. She reveals the logic behind our endless fascination with butterflies and introduces us to the legendary collectors and dedicated scientists who have obsessively catalogued new species of Lepidoptera.
A luminous journey through an exotic world of passion and strange beauty, this is a book to be treasured by anyone who has ever experienced the enchantment of butterflies.
An Obsession with Butterflies, Sharman Apt Russel, very good copy
Perseus Publishing, hardcover with dust jacket, 238 pages
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