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Free Butterfly Lecture 3/31
Dangerous World of Butterflies
March 31, 12 noon, Communications Building,
Dr. Peter Laufer chronicles the world of butterfly preservation and collecting in his upcoming book
the Dangerous World of Butterflies.
His book includes The Butterfly Project at Moorpark College and the work of Dr. Jana Johnson.
On March 31 at noon in the MC TV Studio, Laufer will speak about his work studying butterflies' natural history and their depletion in the wild.
This free lecture is sponsored by the Biology Deptartment's
Gary Ogden Memorial Lecture Series.
Dr. Gary Ogden was a biology instructor for 27 years specializing in botany and field biology. He also worked during the summer as a Park Ranger–Naturalist the Devil’s Postpile National Monument in the Sierra Nevada.
War weary after writing a book about Iraq, Peter Laufer joked before an audience that his next book would be about butterflies. The result: an invitation to a butterfly preserve in Nicaragua. There he stumbled into a theater of intrigue full of strange and nefarious characters—all in pursuit of one of nature’s most delicate creatures.
The Dangerous World of Butterflies chronicles Laufer’s unexpected discoveries in the butterfly industry and underground. Readers will learn everything there is to know about the beauty and magic of butterflies. But Laufer’s narrative takes unpredictable turns into the high-stakes realms of organized crime, ecological devastation, species depletion, natural history museum integrity, and chaos theory. Set in locales throughout the Americas and beyond, this fascinating book takes us into a behind-the-scenes world sure to alter our view the next time we delight in the colorful fluttering of butterflies in our yards.
About the Author
Peter Laufer is the author or coauthor of more than ten books, including Mission Rejected: U.S. Soldiers Who Say No to Iraq and Iron Curtain Rising: A Personal Journey through the Changing Landscape of Eastern Europe. An award-winning journalist and a noted documentary filmmaker, he hosts The Peter Laufer Show on the San Francisco Clear Channel radio station Green 960.
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