The Lives Of Lepidopterists

March 21, 2019|
The Lives Of Lepidopterists by Lee A. Dyer
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Inchworms, tiger moths, underwings, owlet moths, silkworms,sphinx moths, grass moths, and butterflies. Collectively, these and many others are the Lepidoptera, one of the most diverse groups of animals on the planet.

Lepidoptera can be found in the highest tropical canopies,the driest deserts, and at the leading edge of science. The adults include some of the most beautiful insects that have inspired artists and have sailed through the dreams of human cultures for millennia. The immature stages ("caterpillars"), like the underwing depicted on the cover, link together vital processes in diverse terrestrial ecosystems that are only barely documented let alone understood.

The people that study these animals are lepidopterists, and the goal of this book is to introduce them with their own words. In twenty chapters, lepidopterists tell their stories, and these tales mirror the diversity of nature in their range and depth. You will find individuals that wrestle with the challenges of scientific careers, stories of far flung travel sand close calls, and historical perspectives on recent decades of scientific break throughs.
Lee. A. Dyer is an ecologist who has worked with Lepidoptera-focusing on immature stages-in tropical and temperate ecosystems for the past few decades. He received a BSc in biochemistry and a BA in english from the University of California (UC) Santa Barbara and then spent 6 years traveling, rock climbing, writin...
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Title:The Lives Of Lepidopterists
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:273 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 in
Shipping dimensions:273 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 in
Published:March 21, 2019
Publisher:Springer Nature
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9783319793047

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