The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian's Art Changed Science
|Author:||Joyce Sidman (Contribution by)|
Newbery Honoree Sidman explores the extraordinary life and scientific discoveries of Merian, who discovered the truth about metamorphosis and documented the science behind the mystery in this visual biography that features many original paintings by Merian herself. Full color.
Bugs, of all kinds, were considered to be 'born of mud' and to be 'beasts of the devil.' Why would anyone, let alone a girl, want to study and observe them?