The Dangerous World of Butterflies

R 57.00   R 170.00

Subtitle: The Startling Subculture Of Criminals, Collectors, And Conservationists
Author: Peter Laufer
Publisher: Lyons Press (2010)
ISBN-10: 1599219271
ISBN-13: 9781599219271
Condition: Very Good
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 271
Dimensions: 22.8 x 15.3 x 1.7 cm

Weight: 0.42 kg

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This widely praised book chronicles Peter Laufer's adventures within the butterfly industry and the butterfly underground. Laufer begins by examining the allure of butterflies and recounts the role they've played throughout history and across cultures in mythology and art.
But his research soon veers into the high-stakes and unpredictable realms of organized crime, ecological devastation, species depletion, the integrity of museum collections, and chaos theory. Laufer's ever-expanding journey of discovery offers a rare look into a theater of intrigue, peopled with quirky and nefarious characters, all in pursuit of these delicate, beautiful creatures.

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