Les papillons du monde
Publisher : Éditions de La Martinière
Texts : Myriam Baran
Photographs : Gilles Martin
What would summer be like without the scent of flowers and the fluttering of butterflies?
Ephemeral and graceful, they are unquestionably the best known of insects-as well as the most coveted, admired, sought after, hated, studied, and bitterly fought. One insect in every ten is a butterfly or moth. The world of the Lepidoptera, infinite in its diversity and richness, is a microcosm when viewed from a distance, and is a whole universe for those involved with it.
Butterflies are among the planet’s most majestic creatures, brilliantly colored and exquisitely patterned. More than 175.000 species have been spoted around the world.
Photographer Gilles Martin brings the extraordinary life of butterflies.These spectacular images capture the insects’ astonishing metamorphosis from carterpillar to winged adult as well as their vast diversity.
Despite their beauty, many butterflies and moths are considered agricultural pests, and still more have lost their natural habitats through human encroachment. Today many species are endangered.
> Book dedication: please specify when ordering.
In the press …
“Helped by a brilliant text written by Myriam Baran, a writer who specialises in the animal world, Gilles Martin uses his talent to act as a guide, playing artfully with the variation in scale, from the hostile world that lepidoptera face up to with their threatening masks to the intimacy between butterflies and flowers. To the border between two worlds that have inspired poets and artists, the landscape format of the book brings the learned enlightenment of beauty explained.”
Landscape format 29 × 24,8 cm.
Number of pages : 224.
Hard-cover binding and colour jacket
200 colour photographs.
Weight : 1,67 Kg
Shipping and delivery costs
Delivery within 3 to 7 working days for mainland France.
Free delivery on orders over €120, mainland France.
Order a book and receive three free postcards from the MicroMégas collection.