Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Todd, Kim, 1970-

Title Chrysalis : Maria Sibylla Merian and the secrets of metamorphosis / Kim Todd
Published London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2007


Description 1 online resource (328 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Prologue; One: The Most Noble of All the Worms; Two: Godly Miracles in a Little Book; Three: That Which Is Found in the Fens and Heath; Four: Le Grande Monde; Five: An Awesome and Expensive Trip; Six: Far Out into the Wilderness; Seven:The First and Strangest Work That Had Ever Been Painted in America; Eight: The Modern World is Very Sensitive; Nine: Because of Its Color So Special; Conclusion; Acknowledgements; Notes; Sources; Index
Summary Before Darwin, before Audubon, before Gilbert White, there was Merian. An artist turned naturalist, known for her botanical illustrations, Maria Sybilla Merian was born in Germany 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 an unaccompanied woman. When she returned she produced a book that secured her reputation, only to have it savaged in the nineteenth century by scienti
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 302-316) and index
Notes Print version record
SUBJECT Merian, Maria Sibylla, 1647-1717
Merian, Maria Sibylla, 1647-1717. fast (OCoLC)fst00060440
Subject Insects -- Metamorphosis.
Women naturalists -- Germany -- Biography
Natural history -- Europe -- 17th century
NATURE -- Essays.
NATURE -- Reference.
TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Ecotourism.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Science & Technology.
Merian, Maria Sibylla 1647-1717.
Insects -- Metamorphosis.
Kvinnliga forskare -- Tyskland.
Natural history.
Women naturalists.
Genre/Form collective biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781435615793