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Four Wings and a Prayer : Caught in the Mystery of the Monarch Butterfly

ISBN: 9780375402081 | 037540208X
Edition: 1st
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Pantheon
Pub. Date: 5/1/2001

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Every autumn, the monarch butterflies east of the Rockies migrate from as far north as Canada to Mexico. Memory is not their guide no one butterfly makes the round trip but each year somehow find their way to the same fifty acres of forest on the high slopes of Mexico's Neovolcanic Mountains, and then make the return trip in the spring. InFour Wings and a Prayer, Sue Halpern sets off on an adventure to delve into the secrets behind this extraordinary phenomenon. She visits scientists and butterfly lovers across the country, offering a keenly observed portrait of the monarchs' migration and of the people for whom they have become a glorious obsession. Combining science, memoir, and travel writing,Four Wings and a Prayeris an absorbing travelogue and a fascinating meditation on a profound mystery of the natural world. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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