Maria Sibylla Merian: Artist, Scientist, Adventurer

Maria Sibylla Merian: Artist, Scientist, Adventurer

A 2018MoonbeamChildren's Books Gold Award Winner! In 1660, at the age of thirteen, Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) began her study of butterfly metamorphosis?years before any other scientist published an accurate description of the process. Later, Merian and her daughter ventured thousands of miles from their home in the Netherlands to the rainforests of South America s A 2018MoonbeamChildren's Books Gold Award Winner! In 1660, at the age of thirteen, Maria Sibylla Merian (...

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Title:Maria Sibylla Merian: Artist, Scientist, Adventurer
Author:Sarah B. Pomeroy
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1947440012
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:96 pages pages

Maria Sibylla Merian: Artist, Scientist, Adventurer Reviews

  • Annie
    Jul 30, 2018
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  • Mrs Bond
    Feb 10, 2018
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  • Julie
    May 25, 2018
    Fantastic, short, wonderfully illustrated book about an amazing woman! Maria Sibylla Merian was an artist, author, entomologist, and adventurer - a woman very much ahead of her time (16-1700s!). She persistently pursued her scientific and artistic career, traveled and published books, ...
  • Marzie
    Mar 26, 2018
    Maria Sibylla Merian was a 17th Century German entomologist and artist who had profound effects on the idea of studying insects directly, or in situ, including through their metamorphoses. The daughter and stepdaughter of artists in Frankfurt, Merian took an interest in insects from an...
  • Den
    Feb 10, 2018
    I am reviewing this book for Sarah B. Pomeroy, Jeyaraney Kathirithamby, Getty Publishers, and NetGalley who gave me a copy of their book for an honest review. Never heard of this great woman but this book was a great eye opener ? loved the biography but the marvellous drawings did ...
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    Aug 07, 2018
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  • Nostalgia Reader
    Dec 01, 2017
    A gorgeous book about a woman who was way ahead of her time in the fields of entomology and scientific art/illustrations. I had heard about Maria Merian a couple of times before I saw this book?most notably, I remember her work being featured in Visual Voyages ?but didn?t rea...
  • K
    Aug 28, 2018
    Gorgeous book and interesting biography about this woman and her life. ...
  • Melissa Lynn
    Jun 08, 2018
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    Jan 02, 2018
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  • Andréa
    Jan 09, 2018
    Note: I received a digital review copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. ...
  • Cassandra
    Dec 15, 2017
    This book is beautiful! The biography was very interesting also, but the images were what really made me like this book so very much! I love that this was written for ages 10+. I plan on having my 11-year-old daughter take a look at this book. I have a feeling we will be buying the phy...
  • Storyheart
    Dec 02, 2017
    I enjoyed this gorgeously illustrated and clearly written biography of the 17th century scientist, artist and explorer Maria Sibylla Merian, one of the greatest botanical artists of all time. Aimed at a young adult audience, this book places her life and scientific work in historica...
  • Becky B
    Mar 01, 2018
    A biography of artist Maria Sibylla Merian, born in 1647, showing how she developed a scientific study of insects and other creatures centuries ahead of her time that provided groundbreaking knowledge. Her careful observations connected the multiple stages in the lives of many butterfl...
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    Sep 18, 2018
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    Mar 08, 2018
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    Aug 17, 2018
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    May 28, 2018
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  • Beverly Fostrr
    May 12, 2018
    Beautiful book. Opened my mind to a new world. ...
  • Sarah
    Dec 08, 2017
    I thoroughly enjoyed this fascinating biography which includes many of Merian?s paintings and also writings from her journals and books. Merian was an interesting person, and her accomplishments were incredible feats. Merian studied butterfly metamorphosis long before anyone else,...
  • Natalia
    Apr 26, 2018
    A beautifully illustrated and clearly written biography of the 17th century scientist, artist and explorer Maria Sibylla Merian. Her scientific illustration is gorgeous and her work influenced many future artists. Merian studied butterfly metamorphosis long before anyone else, and her ...
  • Staci Shaw
    Jun 07, 2018
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  • Laura (Book Scrounger)
    Dec 13, 2017
    I had never heard of Maria Sibylla Merian before, so this was a very interesting intoduction to her life and work. Merian was born in Germany in 1647, and spent her later life in Amsterdam, Holland. This book chronicles her artistic development as well as her scientific exploration. He...
  • Joanne
    Mar 29, 2018
    First - a disclosure, I won this book from Goodreads in return for an honest review. When I took the book out of the packaging my first thought was "Wow!" Just the cover is gorgeous. The hardbound book, covered in Maria's drawings of various plants and animals, provides a hint of th...
  • meheadhurts
    Aug 26, 2018
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  • Sammm
    Dec 01, 2017
    A digitized ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ...
  • Laura N
    Apr 06, 2018
    I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Maria Sibylla Merian lived druing a time when insects were beleived to come into being through spontaneous generation and women were much too tied up with running their households to devote their t...
  • Cat
    Apr 24, 2018
    Amazing woman. This is an insightful book about Maria Sibylla Merian. She was a great artist/illustrator; her paintings aided Carl Linnaeus in classifying creatures he could not go to see himself. She traveled and painted. Very independent woman. I'd never heard of her before finding t...
  • Gaby F.
    Jan 11, 2018
    What a fascinating biography: When I saw the intricate drawings of flowers and butterflies in all stages of their life cycle, I knew I had seen prints of them before. I just did not know who made them. It is ironic that growing up in Germany I never heard about the studies of Maria Syb...
  • Miss Jenny
    Mar 04, 2018
    This is an excerpt of a review was originally published on my website: Miss Jenny's Classroom This book is a detailed biography of Maria and in part her family as well. Maria, the daughter and step-daughter, of two talented artists grew up surrounded by art. From an early age Maria ...