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100 Caterpillars: Portraits from the Tropical Forests of Costa Rica

Автор: Jeffrey C. Miller, Daniel H. Janzen, Winifred Hallwachs
Год: 2009
Издание: Belknap Press
Страниц: 272
ISBN: 9780674034822
Every bright monarch butterfly or striking luna moth started out in a far subtler form of nature's mosaic, a humble caterpillar. It is this early stage of life - crafted by natural selection into machines for converting a vast array of plant matter, mostly leaves, into the beautiful adults that have captivated humans for millennia - that this book brings to dazzling light. Unobtrusive as they go about their business, these caterpillars are rarely seen by humans - and are virtually never seen from the perspective presented in this sumptuous volume: photographed in extreme close-ups at a resolution that captures in sharp detail the exquisite colors and features eluding the casual observer.
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