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This book features exquisite full-page pictures of 200 butterflies from around the world, accompanied by text that is informative and engaging, including essays on butterfly migration, butterflies and the environment, gardening and watching and collecting butterflies.

The selection of butterflies is arranged by location, from the Arctic Circle to rain forests, woodlands, grasslands and deserts. Species in the book include butterflies from India, Costa Rica, Brazil, Ireland, Russia, New Guinea, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia and many North American favourites.

The richly illustrated introduction briefly describes the history of our fascination with butterflies and provides general scientific information such as the parts of a butterfly, how they grow and feed, and how to observe them.