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Butterfly People: An American Encounter with the Beauty of the World

by William Leach
Vintage, January 2014   ISBN: 978-140007692-5
Price: $18.95

“[Leach] uses the rapid expansion of American interest in butterflies after the Civil War as a way into man’s arduous process of understanding his place in the order of things…Leach describes the science of this period as a ‘fascinating mix of scientific confidence and human longing,’ and this book treats both aspects with equal care and well-researched precision.”--The Daily Beast

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