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The bluest of blues : Anna Atkins and the first book of photographs

Robinson, Fiona 1965- (author,, illustrator.).

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  • 9 of 9 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Rowayton Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Rowayton Library J BIO ATKINS (Text to phone) 33625122928141 Juvenile Biography Available -

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  • ISBN: 1419725513 (hardcover, jacketed, picture)
  • ISBN: 9781419725517 (hardcover, jacketed, picture)
  • ISBN: 1419725513
  • ISBN: 9781419725517
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 31 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2019.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.: "After losing her mother very early in life, Anna Atkins (1799-1871) was raised by her loving father. He gave her a scientific education, which was highly unusual for women and girls in the early 19th century. Fascinated with the plant life around her, Anna became a botanist. She recorded all her findings in detailed illustrations and engravings, until the invention of cyanotype photography in 1842. Anna used this new technology in order to catalogue plant specimens--a true marriage of science and art. In 1843, Anna published the book Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions with handwritten text and cyanotype photographs. It is considered the first book of photographs ever published."
Subject: Atkins, Anna 1799-1871 Juvenile literature
Atkins, Anna 1799-1871
Women botanists England Biography Juvenile literature
Women photographers England Biography Juvenile literature
Photography History
Fathers and daughters
Women botanists
Genre: Biographies.
Picture books.
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