Four Wings and A Prayer

Caught in the Mystery of the Monarch Butterflies
Halpern, Sue (Book - 2001)
Four Wings and A Prayer
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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.

In Four 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 Prayer is an absorbing travelogue and a fascinating meditation on a profound mystery of the natural world.

Baker & Taylor
Chronicles the odyssey of the monarch butterfly, which, each year, flies thousands of miles to its breeding and wintering grounds in Mexico's Neovolcanic Mountains.

& Taylor

The author of Migrations to Solitude chronicles the extraordinary odyssey of the beautiful monarch butterfly, which, each year, flies thousands of miles to its breeding and wintering grounds in Mexico's Neovolcanic Mountains. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

Authors: Halpern, Sue
Statement of Responsibility: Sue Halpern
Title: Four wings and a prayer
caught in the mystery of the monarch butterflies
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c2001
Characteristics: 212 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-210)
Local Note: Published also by Vintage
Subject Headings: Monarch butterfly Research Monarch butterfly
Topical Term: Monarch butterfly
Monarch butterfly
Alternate Title: 4 wings and a prayer
LCCN: 00051055
ISBN: 037570194X
Branch Call Number: 595.789 H
Research Call Number: JFD 02-3836
JSD 11-52
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