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

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

by Sue Halpern

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 212 PAGES

A lyrical account of travels and encounters on the trail of the migrating monarch. Halpern, who weaves her own experiences with science, interviews and commentary, includes a section on the butterfly wintering grounds in Mexico. (NAT52, $15.00)

Mexico in Mind

Mexico in Mind

by Maria Finn

  • ANTHOLOGY
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 235 PAGES

John Steinbeck, D.H. Lawrence, Graham Greene, Malcolm Lowry and others offer diverse impressions of the many Mexicos. (MEX178, $14.95)

Mexico Field Guide, Butterflies

Mexico Field Guide, Butterflies

by Rainforest Publications

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2003
  • PLASTIC CARD

A handy, double-sided laminated card depicting 82 species of spectacular butterflies. Includes English and scientific names and dimensions. (MEX256, $6.95)

Moon Handbook Mexico City

Moon Handbook Mexico City

by Julie Doherty

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 400 PAGES

A compact, comprehensive full-color travel guide with an excellent overview of history and culture. (MEX131, $19.99)

Mexico Central & Mexico City Map

Mexico Central & Mexico City Map

by ITMB

  • 2007
  • MAP

This colorful traveler's map, centered on Mexico City, Mexico covering the region including Tampico, Veracruz, San Luis Potosi and Acapulco, at a scale of 1:1,000,000. With Mexico City on the reverse. (MEX141, $11.95)

 
Lonely Planet Mexican Spanish Phrasebook

Lonely Planet Mexican Spanish Phrasebook


by Rafael Carmona

  • LANGUAGE & PHRASEBOOKS
  • 2016
  • PAPER
  • 272 PAGES

This handy take-along phrasebook with essential vocabulay for travelers. (MEX257, $9.99)

Moon Handbook Puerto Vallarta

Moon Handbook Puerto Vallarta


by Bruce Whipperman

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2015
  • PAPER
  • 400 PAGES

A comprehensive guide to Puerto Vallarta and surrounding areas. (MEX78, $19.99)

The Traveling Nature Photographer

The Traveling Nature Photographer


by Steven Morello

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 176 PAGES

Morello's handy guide to exploring the natural world through photography includes chapters on preparation, equipment (especially lenses), weather, exposure basics and composition. (PHT31, $29.99)

Conquest: Montezuma, Cortes and the Fall of Old Mexico

Conquest: Montezuma, Cortes and the Fall of Old Mexico


by Hugh Thomas

  • HISTORY
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 812 PAGES

An entertaining and monumental tome on the conquest of Mexico. It's rare to find a work of such scholarship and importance that is also an enjoyable read. (MEX06, $28.00)

Migrations, Wildlife in Motion

Migrations, Wildlife in Motion


by Art Wolfe | Barbara Sleeper

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2016
  • HARD COVER
  • 168 PAGES

World-renowned photographer Art Wolfe draws readers into the primordial stirrings and energies of the planet's wildlife in this masterful photo collection, with unique compositions inspired by the work of artist M.C. Escher. (BST253, $35.00)

Flight Behavior

Flight Behavior


by Barbara Kingsolver

  • LITERATURE
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 436 PAGES

Kingsolver's latest follows a housewife worn down by the oppressive poverty of her failing Appalachian farm in rural Tennessee, only to experience a mysterious event that ignites a firestorm among religious and environmental groups alike. (USM205, $16.99)

A World of Butterflies

A World of Butterflies


by Brian Cassie | Robert Michael Pyle

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2004
  • HARD COVER
  • 432 PAGES

Vivid color images and short descriptions of some the world's most beautiful butterflies fill this photographic celebration. (BST102, $26.00)

Butterflies, A Complete Guide to Their Biology and Behavior

Butterflies, A Complete Guide to Their Biology and Behavior


by Dick Vane-wright

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2015
  • PAPER
  • 128 PAGES

Butterfly specialist Vane-Wright draws on butterfly populations from around the world to introduce the colorful and complex world of the fascinating winged insect. (NAT309, $19.95)

Millions of Monarchs, Bunches of Beetles: How Bugs Find Strength in Numbers

Millions of Monarchs, Bunches of Beetles: How Bugs Find Strength in Numbers


by Gilbert Waldbauer

  • SCIENCE
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 272 PAGES

A fascinating collection of essays by a spirited entomologist on the occasional gathering of monarchs, ladybugs, locusts and other not-so-social insects. Delightful and instructive. (BUG10, $18.00)

The Monarch Butterfly, Biology and Conservation

The Monarch Butterfly, Biology and Conservation


by Karen Oberhauser | Michelle Solensky

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2004
  • HARD COVER
  • 256 PAGES

A collection of scholarly review articles on the monarch butterfly and its conservation, partly drawn from two citizen science projects: Journey North and the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project. (BST103, $39.95)

The Rarest of the Rare, Vanishing Animals, Timeless Worlds

The Rarest of the Rare, Vanishing Animals, Timeless Worlds


by Diane Ackerman

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 208 PAGES

This collection of six marvelous essays includes Ackerman's visit to the Poco das Antas Biological Reserve, home to the world's only remaining population of wild golden lion tamarin. She also includes chapters on the Hawaiian monk seal, short-tailed albatross and monarch butterfly. (BST26, $15.00)

Mexico Pacific Marine Guide, Pacific Coast

Mexico Pacific Marine Guide, Pacific Coast


by Rainforest Publications

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2014
  • PLASTIC CARD

Perfect identifying marine animals on Mexico's Pacific, this 12-panel guide easily slips into a pocket. Full-color illustrations. Folded size: 3.5 x 8.75 inches. Unfolded size: 24 x 8.75 inches. (MEX324, $7.95)

Monarchs in a Changing World, Biology and Conservation of an Iconic Butterfly

Monarchs in a Changing World, Biology and Conservation of an Iconic Butterfly


by Karen S. Oberhauser

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2015
  • HARD COVER
  • 248 PAGES

This educational study of the popular monarch butterfly examines issues of conservation for monarch populations in eastern and western North America, South America, the Pacific and Caribbean Islands and Europe. (NAT308, $35.00)

Smithsonian Handbook: Butterflies and Moths

Smithsonian Handbook: Butterflies and Moths


by David A. Carter

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

This photographic field guide to butterflies and moths is illustrated in the attractive Eyewitness style, and includes key identification features for each species. (BST101, $22.00)

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