The Dangerous World of Butterflies: The Startling Subculture of Criminals, Collectors, and Conservationists

The Dangerous World of Butterflies: The Startling Subculture of Criminals, Collectors, and Conservationists

by Peter Laufer

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Overview

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 throughout history, but his research soon veers into the high-stake realms of organized crime, ecological devastation, museum collections, and chaos theory. His ever-expanding journey of discovery throughout the Americas and beyond offers a rare look into a theater of intrigue, peopled with quirky and nefarious characters—all in pursuit of these delicate, beautiful creatures. Read this book, and your garden—and the world—will never quite look the same.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781599219271
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 05/04/2010
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 958,146
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Peter Laufer PhD is the author of more than a dozen books, including Forbidden Creatures (Lyons Press, forthcoming) and Wetback Nation: The Case for Opening the Mexican-American Border. He is the James Wallace Chair in Journalism at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication. More about his work, which has received the George Polk, Edward R. Murrow, and other awards, at peterlaufer.com.

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