February 2010

Butterflies of the World

Lepidoptera, or butterflies and moths, have fascinated people around the world since the first man saw the first amazingly hued butterfly fluttering across the valley. Butterflies have given us rich stories in mythology, symbolize everything from freedom to diversity, and have even been fodder for theories such as the chaos theory (when a butterfly flaps his wings, a hurricane hits the other side of the world and similar ideas). Rod & Ken Preston Mafham’s Butterflies of the World guide to worldwide butterflies is a beautiful reference book that’s perfect for any family, nature explorer, or fledgling scientist.