Summer Birds

Summer Birds

The Butterflies of Maria Merian

Book - 2010
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The story of a young girl living in the Middle Ages who took the time to observe the life cycle of butteflies--and in so doing disproved a theory that went all the way back to ancient Greece.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt & Co., 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780805089370
0805089373
Branch Call Number: j 595.78139 E582s 2010 Beginning Facts
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Paschkis, Julie - Illustrator

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Merian was a 17th century German girl who closely observed and noted the life cycles of butterflies, frogs, and other small creatures. She became a famous scientist, artist, and explorer--very rare for women of her time period. The text is clear and simple, illustrations lovely and with an apt hi... Read More »

A young girl living in the Middle Ages took the time to observe the life cycle of butterflies--and in so doing disproved a theory that went all the way back to ancient Greece.

The true story of a young girl living in the Middle Ages who took the time to observe the life cycle of butterflies--and in so doing disproved a theory that went all the way back to ancient Greece.

The story of a young girl living in the Middle Ages who took the time to observe the life cycle of butteflies--and in so doing disproved a theory that went all the way back to ancient Greece.


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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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