Before Carl Linnaeus began classifying organisms, before John James Audubon drew birds from the wild, before Charles Darwin proposed his theory of evolution, there lived a 13-year-old girl named Maria Merian who loved to draw bugs. With a keen eye and deft hand, she rendered soft green caterpillars, papery-winged moths, and the dazzling, intricate beauty of the butterflies. But drawing these fascinating creatures wasn’t enough for Maria; she wanted to understand their small, mysterious lives. Where did they come from? What did they eat? And perhaps most miraculously of all, was there a connection between creeping caterpillars and beautiful butterflies? With no formal training or university education, Maria Merian took on the role of artist, adventurer, and scientist in 17th-century Europe - a time when women were rarely allowed responsibilities outside the home, and unusual interests led to accusations of witchcraft. Her intrepid fieldwork and careful observation helped uncover the truth about metamorphosis and changed the course of science forever. The Newbery Honor-winning author and poet Joyce Sidman masterfully paints a riveting portrait of Maria Merian - the girl who drew butterflies, the woman who has been called the world’s first ecologist. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Catherine Ho. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/012961/bk_reco_012961_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this new and exciting tale, author Tiffany Monique Crosley uses rhyme and rhythm to convey the miracle of God´s act of creation. From the creation of spiders and butterflies to ants and bumble bees, children will learn the miracle-working power of God. This lilting adventure is sure to minister to children of all ages as they learn about the creation of God´s Little Bug Garden. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Josh Kilbourne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tate/000123/bk_tate_000123_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s the big dance show!Nina is a butterfly.She has pretty wingsand a bug mask.But she is not the only one!There are lots of butterflies.How will her mom knowwhich one is Nina?Listen to this funny story and find out! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lauren Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/003016/bk_lili_003016_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Three decades in the future, in a public garden north of New York City, a man enjoying the seasonal blossoms, butterflies, and buzzing bees notices a strange flying insect unlike any he´s ever seen before. When it stings him between the eyes, he is overwhelmed by a tidal wave of memories crashing through his mind in a flood of simultaneous sensations and emotions. As he collapses, he manages to catch and hold onto the bug. At the hospital, medical technologist Pilar Ramirez watches as the creature is pried from Lester Ordway´s hand. It releases a swarm of even smaller insects that sting her and several other people in the emergency room causing similar, if milder, cognitive effects. Frightened but fascinated (and frustrated by the hospital´s attempt to dismiss what happened after the bugs disappear), Pilar befriends Lester and joins his quest for an explanation. Pilar and Lester enlist the help of entomologist Maybelle Terwilliger, and the three soon begin to suspect that they have discovered a secret alien invasion of Earth. An incursion on a tiny scale but of global scope, it is pervasive reconnaissance that puts the legendary hundred eyes of Argus to shame. Somebody is literally bugging the planet. Can Pilar and her friends convince the government before it´s too late? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kathleen McInerney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/007184/bk_adbl_007184_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.