The Bug Girl: Maria Merian's Scientific Vision

By MARSH, Sarah Glenn

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9780807592571
Publisher
Albert Whitman


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Reviewed on February 1, 2019  |  Elementary

Gr 1–3—In Frankfurt, Germany, in the 1650s, a young girl called Maria Merian explored her interest in insects, wandering the gardens observing bugs. Her passion was not shared by the town's people, who believed that insects were nothing more than evil shape-shifters created by "spontaneous generation." Nonetheless, Maria started collecting silkworms and their eggs, which she studied at home. Maria knew how to draw and paint watercolors as well, skills she learned from her stepfather. On ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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