Peter Smetacek

Peter Smetacek, an authority on Indian butterfiles and months, has published sixty papers on them and has described a dozen new to science. He pioneered the use of lepidoptera as indicators of climate change with a paper published in 1994. He lives with his wife and two children in Bhimtal, where he runs the Butterfly Research Centre.

Favourite works

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For the past 35 years, I have enjoyed all the books in the Adventures of Asterix the Gaul series. In addition, I would happily settle down with anything by P.G. Wodehouse, Leon Uris, Pearl Buck, Lin Yutang, Bruce Chatwin, Rafael Sabatini and Aubrey Menen to mention a few.

Interests

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For the past 35 years, I have enjoyed all the books in the Adventures of Asterix the Gaul series. In addition, I would happily settle down with anything by P.G. Wodehouse, Leon Uris, Pearl Buck, Lin Yutang, Bruce Chatwin, Rafael Sabatini and Aubrey Menen to mention a few.

More about the Author

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I believe that we are living in the Garden of Eden, for, contrary to popular belief, Eve’s gullibility was not irreversible; and have repeatedly found that the fruit of Knowledge is not always more nutritious or even more palatable than…