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Books on Butterflies

[Chasing Monarchs] Robert Michael Pyle
Chasing Monarchs: Migrating with the Butterflies of Passage
Houghton Mifflin Company (1999) Hardcover- 288 pages
One of the most fascinating books ever written about butterflies. It's also a lively and compelling travel book about the American West, filled with unforgettable places and characters, both animal and human.
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[Butterfly Gardening] The Xerces Society and The Smithsonian Institution
Butterfly Gardening: Creating Summer Magic in Your Garden
Sierra Club Books (1999) Softcover - 130 pages
Provides the inspiration as well as the practical information necessary to create beautiful, imaginative gardens designed to attract butterflies.
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[The World of the Monarch Butterfly] Eric S. Grace
The World of the Monarch Butterfly
Sierra Club Books (1997) Hardcover - 128 pages
The World of the Monarch Butterfly combines a graceful text and stunning full-color photographs to capture the essence of this fragile, yet hardy, species.
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[Millions of Monarchs-Bunches of Beetles] Gilbert Waldbauer
Millions of Monarchs - Bunches of Beetles: How Bugs Find Strength in Numbers
Harvard University Press (2000) Hardcover - 272 pages
Why do insects get together? What do they get out of their associations? These questions are finely and fully considered in this learned and entertaining look at the group behavior and social lives of a wide array of bugs.
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[Butterflies: Peterson Field Guides for Young Naturalists] Jonathan Latimer
Butterflies: Peterson Field Guides for Young Naturalists
Houghton Mifflin Company (2000) Paperback - 48 pages
Reading level ages 9-12
An introduction to butterfly watching with tips for beginning field guide users. Easy-to-read text with a clear description of each butterfly, where and when to find it, and what it feeds on.
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[Butterflies for Kids] E. Norsgaard
Butterflies for Kids
Creative Publishing International (1996) Paperback - 48 pages
Reading level ages 9-12
Presented in a way that makes learning fun, this information-rich story is full of discovery at every stage of the butterfly's life cycle. Up-close color photographs and illustrations add to the amazement of this remarkable story.
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