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The Resource Chrysalis : Maria Sibylla Merian and the secrets of metamorphosis, Kim Todd

Chrysalis : Maria Sibylla Merian and the secrets of metamorphosis, Kim Todd

Label
Chrysalis : Maria Sibylla Merian and the secrets of metamorphosis
Title
Chrysalis
Title remainder
Maria Sibylla Merian and the secrets of metamorphosis
Statement of responsibility
Kim Todd
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Before Darwin, before Audubon, there was Merian. An artist turned naturalist, known for her botanical illustrations, she was born just sixteen years after Galileo proclaimed that the earth orbited the sun. But at the age of fifty she sailed from Europe to the New World on a solo scientific expedition to study insect metamorphosis--an unheard-of journey for any naturalist at that time, much less a woman. When she returned she produced a book that secured her reputation, only to have it savaged in the nineteenth century by scientists who disdained the work of "amateurs." This book takes us from golden-age Amsterdam to the Surinam tropics to modern laboratories where Merian's insights fuel a new branch of biology. Author Todd brings to life a seventeenth-century woman whose boldness and vision would still be exceptional today.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Todd, Kim
Dewey number
508.092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Merian, Maria Sibylla
  • Naturalists
  • Artists
Label
Chrysalis : Maria Sibylla Merian and the secrets of metamorphosis, Kim Todd
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 302-316) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The most noble of all the worms -- Godly miracles in a little book -- That which is found in the fens and heath -- Le Grande monde -- An awesome and expensive trip -- Far out into the wilderness -- The first and strangest work that had ever been painted in America -- The modern world is very sensitive -- Because of its color so special
Control code
ocm69020922
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
330 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780151011087
Lccn
2006015367
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)69020922
Label
Chrysalis : Maria Sibylla Merian and the secrets of metamorphosis, Kim Todd
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 302-316) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The most noble of all the worms -- Godly miracles in a little book -- That which is found in the fens and heath -- Le Grande monde -- An awesome and expensive trip -- Far out into the wilderness -- The first and strangest work that had ever been painted in America -- The modern world is very sensitive -- Because of its color so special
Control code
ocm69020922
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
330 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780151011087
Lccn
2006015367
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)69020922

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