Butterfly Notebook


By Douglas Hammersley
December 2004
Book Guild
ISBN: 1857769953
146 pages, Illustrated, 8 x 11 "
$34.95 Paper Original


This book is the result of some twenty years of studying, photographing and subsequently painting butterflies. Sixty species are represented using more than 300 beautiful full-color illustrations. Each butterfly is introduced by the author, who discusses its particular habits and habitat, and describes how he first came across the particular insect. The paintings do the rest: they show male and female life-size and enlarged, wing patterns, mating habits and any distinctive or unusual features to look for when attempting to identify a particular butterfly in the field.

Undoubtedly an essential book for any butterfly enthusiast, this book is much more than just a useful work of reference - it is a collection of works of art; perhaps the finest series of butterfly illustrations to be published in recent years. As such, it will appeal not only to lepidopterists and naturalists, but to artists, nature-lovers and walkers - anyone, in fact, who can take pleasure in the beauty of nature, lovingly interpreted and enhanced by a skilled human hand.


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