An artist turned naturalist known today mostly for her exquisite insect and butterfly prints maria sibylla merian was born just thirteen years after galileo was prosecuted for proclaiming the earth orbited the sun but in 1699 more than a century before darwin or humboldt she sailed from amsterdam to south america on an expedition to study metamorphosis it was an unheard of journey for any . Metamorphosis has long fascinated humankind but few people more than maria sibylla merian 1647 1717 who spent her life illustrating this mysterious process in insects merian grew up in germany married had two daughters left her husband to join a labadist pietist community in west friesland moved to amsterdam and at age 52 traveled to surinam to search for insects beyond that . Chrysalis maria sibylla merian and the secrets of metamorphosis by todd kim 2007 paperback kim todd books amazonca. Chrysalis maria sibylla merian and the secrets of metamorphosis ebook kim todd amazonca kindle store
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