Maria Sibylla Merian and the Secrets of Metamorphosis
Mariner Books, 9780156032995, 352pp.
Publication Date: December 3, 2007
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Praise For Chrysalis: Maria Sibylla Merian and the Secrets of Metamorphosis…
"Todd's book is a portrait of the metamorphosis of an age, a society, and a woman whose passion to see the world through the metaphor of moths and butterflies would not abate. The illustrations reproduced in this fine biography affirm Merian's vision; the range of Todd's research and the eloquence of her writing give that vision voice."--Maurice Manning, BookForum
"In this spellbinding biography, Todd interweaves the life of Maria Sibylla Merian, a German artist and naturalist who became famous in the seventeenth century for her engravings of caterpillars, with the intellectual and scientific history of metamorphosis."--The New Yorker