The butterfly people, and their impacts on the creatures they love
Author(s)Yu, Sarah Mae
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Comparative Media Studies.
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Humans have been entranced by butterflies for thousands of years. This thesis parses apart the complex interactions between humans and butterflies, focusing specifically on people whose lifestyles are significantly intertwined with butterflies. On-site research observing butterfly collectors, breeders, museum curators, photographers and conservationists was conducted, along with historical and biological research. The effect of humans on butterflies was also analyzed, and it was discovered that enthusiasts often have unexpected impacts on butterfly populations.
Thesis (S.M. in Science Writing)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Comparative Media Studies, 2013.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (pages 21-23).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Comparative Media Studies
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Comparative Media Studies.