Summer Birds

Summer Birds

The Butterflies of Maria Merian

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Documents the work of a young girl, Maria Merian, who lived during the Middle Ages and disproved the theory of spontaneous generation by observing caterpillars as they spun cocoons and emerged as butterflies and moths in the spring.
Publisher: New York : Holt, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780805089370
0805089373
Branch Call Number: J 595.78 ENG
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Paschkis, Julie - Illustrator

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Lucchesa
Feb 01, 2011

A beautiful, lively book - too simple for my 7-year-old - about a female artist and scientist who deserves to be better known.

MisterRick Jan 23, 2011

Not only a readable picture book about science, but a fine example of free thinking: a young girl rejects the common wisdom of her day.

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