Bridport Literary Festival

Bridport Literary Festival

Professor Philip Howse will give an illustrated talk about his forthcoming publication Giant Silkmoths – Colour, Mimicry & Camouflage on Friday October 21st at 11.00 am at the “Autumn 2011  Book ‘n Author’ Week” Literary Festival at the Eype Centre for the Arts near Bridport.

Philip Howse’s talk will be an exclusive preview of Giant Silkmoths – Colour, Mimicry & Camouflage, that will be published in November 2011. This publication by the prizewinning author explores the fascinating world of the giant silkmoths and their surprising strategies to protect themselves. Lavishly illustrated with magnificent photographs by Kirby Wolfe, an expert on silkmoths, this volume presents the grandeur and the fascinating natural history of these beautiful and exquisite insects.

Philip Howse has published books and research articles on insect behaviour and ecology. He has developed environmentally-friendly methods for the control of insect pests, recognised by a number of awards including the OBE. After a career spent mainly at Southampton University, he has now retired but continues writing about the insects that have fascinated him since childhood. His book Butterflies – Messages from Psyche won a bronze medal at the Independent Publisher Book Awards 2011 in the category “Environment/Ecology/Nature”.

The “Autumn 2011 Book ‘n Author Week” will take place from Thursday 13th until Friday 21rst of October 2011 at the Eype Centre for the Arts. If you would like to know more about the festival’s schedule and ticket prices, please access the official website of the Eype Centre for the Arts.

If you would like to pre-order Giant Silkmoths – Colour, Mimicry & Camouflage, please visit the Papadakis online shop.

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