Butterfly Trails

by Harry R. Roegner



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/9/2003

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 208
ISBN : 9781413426830
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 208
ISBN : 9781413426847
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 208
ISBN : 9781462838790

About the Book

Experience remote tropical butterfly collecting locations first hand: topography; politics; jungle; exotic butterflies and their defenses; plus the challenges facing these rare and beautiful insects and the people around them.

The books starts with an introduction covering the author's collecting motivation plus observations on some of the amazing elements of butterfly life and behaviour. THe book takes the reader to six collecting areas selected on the basis of great butterflies and significant social events:

Peru/Tingo Maria
China/The Summer Place
Costa Rica/The Osa Peninsula
Ivory Coast/Man

The book presents a unique combination of natural science and travel-adventure.

About the Author

With degrees from Princeton University and the University of California at Berkely, New Jersey native Harry R. Roegner has lived in France, Belgium and Germany plus traveled extensively in Asia, Africa and Latin America in his vocation as an international businessman and in his avocation as an avid butterfly enthusiast. Roegner’s ancestors were some of the fist Dutch settles to move into Lenape territory across the Hudson River form Manhattan in the 1680’s. He has amassed one of the major private collections in the country which now resides at the Cleveland Museum of natural History. In 1999, Mr. Roegner started to collect notes made during his 40 plus years of collecting which led to publishing of his first set of butterfly Adventures memoirs – Butterfly Trails. Adventures with Butterflies is his second set of memoirs with at least one more set in the planning stage. In addition to being a leading authority on the international automotive business and the butterfly, Mr. Roegner, who speaks five languages, was an advisor form 1984 to 1992 to the U.S. Commerce Department and the U.S. Trade representative on international trade policy. In 2004, Mr. Roegner published Gerrit the first of a series of biographies on person of historical note. Minnie of Hobcaw, the third book in the series, focuses on the contributions of Minnie Kennedy to our society and the major transitions of many black Americans in the 20th century form South and North and from racial stereotyping to broader acceptance.