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Maria Sibylla Merian : artist, scientist, adventurer

Author: Sarah B Pomeroy; Jeyaraney Kathirithamby; J. Paul Getty Museum,
Publisher: Los Angeles : J. Paul Getty Museum, [New York?] : Distributed in North America by Abrams [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In 1660, at the age of thirteen, Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) began her study of butterfly metamorphosis years before any other scientist published an accurate description of the process. Later, Merian and her daughter ventured thousands of miles from their home in the Netherlands into the rainforests of South America seeking new and amazing insects to observe and illustrate.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Juvenile works
Literature
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Maria Sibylla Merian; Maria Sibylla Merian; Maria Sibylla Merian; Maria Sibylla Merian
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah B Pomeroy; Jeyaraney Kathirithamby; J. Paul Getty Museum,
ISBN: 9781947440012 1947440012
OCLC Number: 987591550
Awards: Winner of Moonbeam Awards 2018
Winner of The American Library Association's Amelia Bloomer List, recognizing feminist literature for young readers 2019
Description: 95 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Growing up with art and nature --
Painter, scientist, wife, mother --
Transforming her life --
Danger, discovery, adventure --
Sharing the wonder.
Responsibility: Sarah B. Pomeroy and Jeyaraney Kathirithamby.

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Science and art combine in this captivating, lushly illustrated biography of Maria Sibylla Merian, one of the world's first entomologists, who was also a botanist, naturalist and a celebrated artist.  Read more...

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"A visually stunning, well-researched biography of a woman artist and scientist."--School Library Journal "Young readers will be inspired by Merian's talent, curiosity, and grit as they become swept Read more...

 
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