Fine Lines

Vladimir Nabokov's Scientific Art
Edited by Stephen H. Blackwell and Kurt Johnson
Yale Univ Pr

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Pub Date: 2016
Format: Hardback with bw & color illus.
Pages: 318 pp.
Size: 8.50 x 10.25 inches

ISBN: 9780300194555
TB Code: 1805435
Availability: 175 in stock

This landmark book is the first full appraisal of Vladimir Nabokov’s long-neglected contributions as a scientist. Although his literary achievements are renowned, until recently his scientific discoveries were ignored or dismissed by many. Nabokov created well over 1,000 technical illustrations of the anatomical structures of butterflies, seeking to understand the evolutionary diversity of small butterflies called Blues. But only lately have scientists confirmed his meticulous research and vindicated his surprising hypotheses.