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The Girl Who Drew Butterflies

How Maria Merian's Art Changed Science
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Robert F. Sibert Medal winner
Bugs, of all kinds, were considered to be "born of mud" and to be "beasts of the devil." Why would anyone, let alone a girl, want to study and observe them?
One of the first naturalists to observe live insects directly, Maria Sibylla Merian was also one of the first to document the…

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