xxvi, 388 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.), maps (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -369) and index.
Encounters with the butterflies of America. Yankee butterfly people ; The German-American romantics ; Beating hearts ; Word power ; The life and death of butterflies -- Encounters with the butterflies of the world. In the wake of empire ; Butterflies at the fair ; Death of the butterfly people.