Experience remote tropical butterfly collecting locations first hand: topography; politics; jungle; exotic butterflies and their defenses; plus the challenges facing these rare and beautiful insects and the people around them. The books starts with an introduction covering the author's collecting motivation plus observations on some of the amazing elements of butterfly life and behaviour. THe book takes the reader to six collecting areas selected on the basis of great butterflies and significant social events: Peru/Tingo Maria China/The Summer Place Costa Rica/The Osa Peninsula Liberia/Harbel Trinidad/Barcant Ivory Coast/Man The book presents a unique combination of natural science and travel-adventure.Global butterfly collecting in the third world in the 70s and 80s, given the stresses and strains imparted by the cold war and the end of ... The car was a Nissan Sunny specially set up for tropical thirdworld use: high underclearance with steel plates installed to protect the ... potholes and vastly uneven mud/gravel surfaces; high mounted air intakes to help in fording streamsaonce off major roads there wereanbsp;...
|Author||:||Harry R. Roegner|
|Publisher||:||Xlibris Corporation - 2003-10-09|