Vladimir Nabokov

Blackwell, Stephen H., and Kurt Johnson, eds. Fine Lines: Vladimir Nabokov’s Scientific Art. 2016

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Fine Lines: Vladimir Nabokov’s Scientific Art
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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.