Check This Out! — Maria Sibylla Merian

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If you’ve passed by our leisure reading section in the last week, you may have noticed the oversize book we have on display titled Maria Sybilla Merian, Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium. Mary Sybilla Merian was a naturalist who illustrated and researched insects, plants, and other creatures during the 1700s, and this book features her work from a trip to Surinam. This is a great item to browse while you’re cooling off in the library, especially since it also includes a short biography of Maria Sybilla Marian and information on how her art was colored and reproduced with printing presses.

For more information, and to watch some cool videos about the book, check out the publisher’s site here. You can also place a hold on this book (yes, you can check it out!) in the library catalog here.

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One page from the book

—Becca

Becca

Happy summer (again)!

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There’s about a week left of summer night classes, and we hope everyone has a great rest of the summer! If you need any help with your end of semester projects (or if you just miss us), you can always stop in or IM us!

Are you traveling this summer? If you do, send us a postcard! We know you’ll have just as much style as these Bryant students and alumni in 1963, who went on a trip to 8 countries over 2 months (click the photo for more info):

Happy travels, good luck with your studies, and/or enjoy the summer, Bryant!