In this fascinating look at the history of butterfly cataloging, collecting and coveting, William Leach retraces the lives of the leading American lepidopterists during the late nineteenth century. The book will contain both color and black and white illustrations.
Leach is the author of LAND OF DESIRE: MERCHANTS, POWER AND THE RISE OF A NEW AMERICAN CULTURE (winner of the 1993 Hoover Prize and finalist for the National Book Award) and COUNTRY OF EXILES: THE DESTRUCTION OF PLACE IN AMERICAN LIFE. He is a professor of history at Columbia University.
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