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"Clara R. Simpson" <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 27 Feb 1997 08:44:50 -0600
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>Pat, and others,
>  Do you have the list of books Norm put in the Newsletter?  He
>and Britt also published extensive listings on Sciart-L last year,
>but I guess this list was repeated in the Newsletter.
>  Be sure and include Ann Blum's THE ART OF NATURAL HISTORY - tho I
>may have the name wrong and am not in my office to check.  Came out
>a few years ago and is very extensive.  Also, I am in process of
>collecting books about Beatrix Potter, who was an excellent scientist
>and scientific illustrator, studying and painting fungi, lichens, and
>algae.  Yes, the Peter Rabbit Beatrix Potter.  She went to children's
>books after males refused to let her work in science because she was
>female.  She discovered the relationship between lichens and algae, but
>was unable to publish this major discovery.  A male got the credit when
>he later published the idea.  If any of the books about her seem useful
>to scientific illustrators, I will send you a name or two.  There is a
>good article about Potter in NATURAL HISTORY, Oct. 1972, the American
>Museum magazine.
>  Best to all,
>  Elaine
>Elaine, I am so glad to hear Beatrix Potte's name here, I have a neat book
>about her, the jacket is water lillies; it has many reproductions of all
>of her work.  I have also noticed that if you buy the Peter Rabbit series
>books new, they have made new reproductions off the original watercolors
>and the images are MUCH better, the color of course.  A personal favorite
>of mine is the picture of Benjamin Bunny with his way too large hat; she
>had a good design sense, besides the books are a good size for little
>hands.  They stand the test of time (and now obscure language) at our

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