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Science  09 Jan 2004:
Vol. 303, Issue 5655, pp. 174
DOI: 10.1126/science.1092867

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Butterflies Ecology and Evolution Taking Flight. by Carol L. Boggs, Ward B. Watt, and Paul R. Ehrlich, Eds. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2003. 757 pp. $110, £77. ISBN 0-226-06317-8. Paper, $45, £31.50. ISBN 0-226-06318-6.

The volume, which grew out of an August 1998 symposium in Crested Butte, Colorado, provides a good overview of how butterflies can serve as model systems for understanding ecological and evolu-tionary patterns and processes.