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  • ISBN 0395616298
  • ISBN13 978-0395616291
  • Language English
  • Author Robert Michael Pyle
  • Publisher Mariner Books; Reprint edition (June 26, 1992)
  • Pages 300
  • Formats rtf lrf lrf txt
  • Category Math
  • Subcategory Biological Sciences
  • Size ePub 1588 kb
  • Size Fb2 1863 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 263

This essential handbook covers where to find butterflies; how to observe and photograph them; their behavior, biology, ecology, and life histories; butterfly gardening; butterfly rearing; identification; and conservation.

Pyle's Handbook for Butterfly Watchers is a captivating, leisurely read that will inspire you to go out and experience nature in a. .

Pyle's Handbook for Butterfly Watchers is a captivating, leisurely read that will inspire you to go out and experience nature in a way that you never have before. His writing style is beautiful and poetic. He places you in a world where butterflies flitter about without a care in the world. This is a well written book about the natural history of butterflies and I thought he conveyed that message very well. His descriptions were idealistic and imaginative.

Handbook for Butterfly Watchers book. Robert Michael Pyle is a lepidopterist and a professional writer who has published twelve books and hundreds of papers, essays, stories and poems. from the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University. He founded the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation in 1974.

IUCN Invertebrate Red Data Book: A contribution to the Global Environment Monitoring System. N. Mark Collins, Sue Wells, Robert Michael Pyle.

Discusses finding and watching butterflies, identifying and photographing them, and butterfly gardening and conservation. IUCN Invertebrate Red Data Book: A contribution to the Global Environment Monitoring System. Stephen Dow Beckham, Robert Michael Pyle, Jean M. Ward. The Tangled Bank: Writings from Orion. Chinook and Chanterelle.

Book Description Charles Scribner's Sons, 1984. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Sarah Anne Hughes (illustrator). xiv + 274 . illustrated. Early work by one of America's most gifted naturalists.

Books & Magazines. Pyle, Robert Michael. A guide to observing, locating, identifying, studying, and photographing butterflies ISBN: 0684181517 (Butterflies, Wildlife Watching). The Audubon Society Handbook For Butterfly Watchers.

Robert Michael Pyle is a lepidopterist, writer, teacher, and founder of the Xerces Society. Other books include The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Butterflies, The Butterfly Watcher's Handbook, and The Butterflies of Cascadia

Robert Michael Pyle is a lepidopterist, writer, teacher, and founder of the Xerces Society. in ecology and environmental studies from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies; his dissertation focused on butterfly eco-geography. Other books include The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Butterflies, The Butterfly Watcher's Handbook, and The Butterflies of Cascadia. Magdalena Mountain: A Novel is Pyle's first published book of fiction, and weaves a converging tale of disparate personalities brought into the high country of Colorado mountain wilderness by their various quests for the all-black alpine Magdalena butterfly.

Books by ROBERT MICHAEL PYLE PROSE Wintergreen: Rambles in a Ravaged Land The Thunder Tree: Lessons from an Urban Wildland Where Bigfoot Walks: Crossing the Dark Divide Nabokov’s. Books by ROBERT MICHAEL PYLE. Wintergreen: Rambles in a Ravaged Land. The Thunder Tree: Lessons from an Urban Wildland. Where Bigfoot Walks: Crossing the Dark Divide. Walking the High Ridge: Life as Field Trip. Sky Time in Gray’s River: Living for Keeps in a Forgotten Place.

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Pyle makes all the right connections. Best of all, he loves a good mystery and is smart enough, open and radical enough, to never say never.

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Kearanny
The publication of this book was sponsored by the Roger Tory Peterson Insitute. It contains a wealth of information about finding, watching, collecting, and photographing butterflies. I recommend it.
deadly claw
You'll picture yourself in a serene meadow. The dewy grass will still feel wet beneath your bare feet. The sweet smell of pollen will tickle your nose, and the rising sun will set a backdrop of beautiful pinks and purples in the sky. This is how you will feel while reading this classic book.

Pyle's Handbook for Butterfly Watchers is a captivating, leisurely read that will inspire you to go out and experience nature in a way that you never have before. His writing style is beautiful and poetic. He places you in a world where butterflies flitter about without a care in the world. His love of lepidoptera is evident through the book. His organization is masterful, ranging from scientific butterfly knowledge to rearing your own butterflies to conserving butterflies. He also shares his experiences and offers his expert insight to the best spots in North America, and around the world.

His book starts with a simple question that I am sure he proposed to himself before writing the book. "Why watch butterflies?" Why would anyone be interested in this activity? Moreover, why would anyone be interested enough to buy the book? Pyle claims "those who miss butterflies miss one of the greatest spectacles of all, in sheer wonder and beauty if not in size"(1). This natural history book has other fun chapters entitled "How to Find Butterflies" and "Moths: Learning to Love Them". The book will give you a plethora of knowledge about butterflies with the less scientific approach that all will enjoy. I would strongly recommend this book both to a avid reader, and any person looking to discover a new outdoor hobby.

The book is enjoyable, understandable, and readable to all adults in all fields. The themes of the book were well represented but sometimes I felt as if the author went too deeply into personal experiences from the his own past. I also thought that the title was somewhat misleading. At first glance, although it is not explicitly stated, I thought this book was a field guide, rather than a natural history book. His writing style is absolutely astonishing in a sense of lyrical beauty, however, it does not offer as much scientific information as a field guide. Perhaps this is why it is named a "handbook" rather than a field guide. For instance, he writes: "On a hot, crystalline morning I started up a steep slope, bound for a moor purple with heather and overlooking the Irish Sea, buoyant with hope and exhilaration."(3). The text talks about why he watches butterflies but why should the reader watch butterflies? The obvious reasons why Pyle wrote this book was to share his love for butterflies with the world. This is a well written book about the natural history of butterflies and I thought he conveyed that message very well. His descriptions were idealistic and imaginative. The text seems accurate for the time it was written. One thing I noticed that seemed outdated was in the "Records and Field Notes" section, he talks of a time before global positioning systems (GPS). He claims that the only way to record where you found a butterfly was to refer to a nearby landmark and estimate how far away you were and in what direction. "The situation has improved but many naturalists still give only the nearest town or road. This is not only imprecise and perhaps miles off course, but it can also be confusing" (88). This to me seems outdated as many collectors (including college students such as ourselves) use GPS now to identify an exact location where the specimen was found.

Since the author used eighteen sources for the "About Butterflies" section which was the largest science-based section of the book, and thirty sources in the "Names and Identification" section which was very scientific also, I generally assumed that the author has a immense appreciation for butterflies but didn't necessarily have a technical education in insects. I later discovered that the author did write the Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Butterflies. This proves that Pyle does have a scientific love for butterflies also. After further research I learned that Pyle has a B.S. in Nature Perception and Protection (1969) and an M.S. in Nature Interpretation (1973). He also got his Ph. D. from Yale from the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Pyle clearly has devoted his life to conservation and protection of nature, especially his beloved butterflies.

The book was enjoyable but to a serious collector I would suggest his Field Guide. Although beautifully written, I would recommend this book more as a leisurely read rather then a scientific database of knowledge.
Eayaroler
Thank you so much, Bob Pyle, for inspiring and informing me on my quest to enjoy butterflies recreationally! I got started surveying butterflies as an intern, and realized it would be much more fun to do on my own, at my leisure. This book gave me a well-rounded basis of butterfly knowledge in areas that had immediate application for me (finding and identifying butterflies in unknown territory), as well as ideas for the future (butterfly gardening!).