A glimpse of Monarchs and Milkweed


Monarchs and Milkweed coverNCSE is pleased to offer a free preview of Anurag Agrawal's Monarchs and Milkweed: A Migrating Butterfly, a Poisonous Plant, and Their Remarkable Story of Coevolution (Princeton University Press, 2017). The preview consists of chapter 2, "The Arms Race," in which Agrawal describes both the coevolution of monarch butterflies and milkweed and the history of scientific research on their coevolution.

According to the reviewer for NSTA Recommends, "What sets this book apart is two things: the superior quality of the writing and the range of scientific depth to which each topic is explored. Agrawal could give the recent grandmaster of science writing, Stephen Jay Gould, a proverbial run, and as a consequence, the book is highly accessible to everyone in a wide age range and from a variety of educational backgrounds."