In 1660, at the age of thirteen, Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) began her study of butterfly metamorphosisyears 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 to the rainforests of South America seeking new and amazing insects to observe and illustrate. Years after her death, Merians accurate and beautiful illustrations were used by scientists, including Carl Linnaeus, to classify species, and today her prints and paintings are prized by museums around the world. More than a dozen species of plants and animals are named after Merian. The first Merian biography written for ages 10 and up, this book will enchant budding scientists and artists alike. Readers will be inspired by Merians talent, curiosity, and grit and will be swept up in the story of her life, which was adventurous even by todays standards. With its lively text, quotations from Merians own study book, and fascinating sidebars on history, art, and science, this volume is an ideal STEAM title for readers of all ages and interests....
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Maria Sibylla Merian: Artist, Scientist, Adventurer Reviews
Note: I received a digital review copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley.
This book is beautiful! The biography was very interesting also, but the images were what really made me like this book so very much! I love that this was written for ages 10+. I plan on having my 11-year-old daughter take a look at this book. I have a feeling we will be buying the physical book. The images will surely be even more beautiful in book format rather than on my computer. I was not familiar with the name Maria Sibylla Merian until now, but I will be researching her and looking to lea ...more