Summer Birds

Summer Birds

The Butterflies of Maria Merian

Book - 2010 | 1st ed
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In the Middle Ages, people believed that insects were evil, born from mud in a process called spontaneous generation. This is the story of one young girl who took the time to observe and learn, and in so doing disproved a theory that went all the way back to ancient Greece.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780805089370
0805089373
Branch Call Number: PB
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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red_lion_1061 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and under

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