Time: June 8, 2016 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Location: Stoke Newington
Street: 159 Stoke Newington High St
City/Town: London, N16 0NY
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Event Type: book, launch, biodiversity, urban, ecology
Organized By: Meaghan Kelly
Latest Activity: Jun 2, 2016
Please join us at the Stoke Newington Bookshop from 6:30-8:00 on 8 June 2016 to celebrate the publication of Moth!
There will be a short talk and Q & A with the author and light refreshments.
Short Description of Moth
Unlike their gaudy day-ﬂying cousins, moths seem to reside in the shadows as denizens of the night, circling around street lights or caught momentarily in the glare of car headlights on a country lane. There are, however, many more species of day-ﬂying moths than there are of butterﬂies, and as for colours and patterns, many moths rival or even exceed butterﬂies in the dazzling range of their markings.
The study of moths formed an integral part of early natural history and many thousands of drawings, paintings and physical specimens remain in museum collections. In recent years there has been a renewed surge of interest in moths facilitated by advances in digital photography, the Web-based dissemination of scientiﬁc expertise and new cartographic projects that enable direct collaboration between amateur experts and scientiﬁcally framed research projects. The rich history of vernacular names speaks to the signiﬁcant place of moths in early cultures of nature: names such as the Merveille du Jour, the Green-brindled Crescent and the Clifden Nonpareil evoke a sense of wonder that connects disparate ﬁelds such as folklore, the history of place and early scientiﬁc texts.
For more detail: http://www.reaktionbooks.co.uk/display.asp?ISB=9781780235851
This is a FREE event.
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