The Dangerous World of Butterflies by Peter Laufer
The Startling Subculture of Criminals, Collectors, and Conservationists

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A true tale of beauty and obsession, smugglers and scientists, and nature’s most enigmatic creature.

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Peter Laufer, P.h.D., is the author of more than a dozen books that deal with social and political issues, including Mission Rejected: U.S. Soldiers Who Say No to Iraq, Wetback Nation: The Case for Opening the Mexican-American Border, and Iron Curtain Rising: A Personal Journey through the Changing Landscape of Eastern Europe. He is the coanchor of The Peter Laufer Show on radio station Green 960 in San Francisco. More about his books, documentary films, and broadcasts, which have won the George Polk, Robert F. Kennedy, Edward R. Murrow, and other awards, can be found at  
Published May 5, 2009 by Lyons Press. 288 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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Being a journalist, however, he naturally found his to controversy between breeders like the Fouldses, who sell butterflies in bulk to celebrants who release them for effect at weddings or funerals, and “purists” like academic Jeffrey Glassberg, who argues that butterflies should be left alone to...

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