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The Resource Rainbow dust : three centuries of butterfly delight, with a new preface, Peter Marren

Rainbow dust : three centuries of butterfly delight, with a new preface, Peter Marren

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Rainbow dust : three centuries of butterfly delight, with a new preface
Title
Rainbow dust
Title remainder
three centuries of butterfly delight, with a new preface
Statement of responsibility
Peter Marren
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At the age of five, Marren had his "Nabokov Moment," catching his first butterfly and feeling the dust of its colored scales between his fingers. It was a moment that would launch a lifetime's fascination rivaling that of the famed novelist--a fascination that put both in good company. From the butterfly collecting and rearing craze that consumed North America and Europe for more than two hundred years (a hobby that in some cases bordered on madness), to the potent allure of butterfly iconography in contemporary advertisements and their use in spearheading calls to conserve and restore habitats (even though butterflies are essentially economically worthless), Marren unveils the many ways in which butterflies inspire us as objects of beauty and as symbols both transient and transcendent."--
Summary
Like fluttering shards of stained glass, butterflies possess a unique power to pierce and stir the human soul. Indeed, the ancient Greeks explicitly equated the two in a single word,psyche, so that from early times butterflies were not only a form of life, but also an idea. Profound and deeply personal, written with both wisdom and wit, Peter Marren’sRainbow Dust explores this idea of butterflies—the why behind the mysterious power of these insects we do not flee, but rather chase
Writing style
Assigning source
Amazon.com
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10541722
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
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Marren, Peter
Dewey number
595.78/9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • QL544
  • QL542
LC item number
  • .M37 2016
  • .M367 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Butterflies
  • Butterflies
  • Butterflies
  • Butterflies
  • Butterflies
Target audience
adult
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three centuries of butterfly delight, with a New Preface
Label
Rainbow dust : three centuries of butterfly delight, with a new preface, Peter Marren
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published with subtitle: Three centuries of delight in British butterflies. London : Square Peg, 2015. With new preface
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [279]-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The painted lady -- 1. Meeting the butterfly -- 2. Chasing the clouded yellow -- 3. Graylings : the birth of a passion -- 4. Gatekeepers : collecting with Jean Froissart, John Fowles and Vladimir Nabokov -- 5. Lady Glanville's fritillary -- 6. At the sign of the chequered skipper -- 7. The golden hog or the wonderful names of butterflies -- 8. Seeing red : the admiral -- 9. Fire and brimstone : butterflies and the imagination -- 10. Silver washes and pearl borders : painting butterflies -- 11. Endgame : the large blue and other dropouts -- 12. The wall or how to protect a butterfly -- 13. Envoi: Aurora or the daughter of dawn -- Appendix: British butterflies
Control code
ocn964302180
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 308 pages
Isbn
9780226395883
Lccn
2016014269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026578600
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)964302180
Label
Rainbow dust : three centuries of butterfly delight, with a new preface, Peter Marren
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published with subtitle: Three centuries of delight in British butterflies. London : Square Peg, 2015. With new preface
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [279]-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The painted lady -- 1. Meeting the butterfly -- 2. Chasing the clouded yellow -- 3. Graylings : the birth of a passion -- 4. Gatekeepers : collecting with Jean Froissart, John Fowles and Vladimir Nabokov -- 5. Lady Glanville's fritillary -- 6. At the sign of the chequered skipper -- 7. The golden hog or the wonderful names of butterflies -- 8. Seeing red : the admiral -- 9. Fire and brimstone : butterflies and the imagination -- 10. Silver washes and pearl borders : painting butterflies -- 11. Endgame : the large blue and other dropouts -- 12. The wall or how to protect a butterfly -- 13. Envoi: Aurora or the daughter of dawn -- Appendix: British butterflies
Control code
ocn964302180
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 308 pages
Isbn
9780226395883
Lccn
2016014269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026578600
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)964302180

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