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The Bluest of Blues
The Bluest of Blues: Anna Atkins and the First Book of Photographs | Fiona Robinson
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A gorgeous picture book biography of botanist and photographer Anna Atkins--the first person to ever publish a book of photography 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. Weaving together histories of women, science, and art, The Bluest of Blues will inspire young readers to embark on their own journeys of discovery and creativity.
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#colormepretty @Sweetkokoro #blue books from my shelves.

CrowCAH My sister is reading Cold Mountain right now! 3d
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@OriginalCyn620 THANK YOU! I love love LOVE my blue box and can not WAIT to go do the backyard bingo with the kids. The candle scent is amazing and my mug is perfect. I want nap time to be right. Me so I can give into A Curse so Dark and Lonely!!! Thank you again!!! #colormeread

Soubhiville Wow, gorgeous! 2w
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Avanders Oooooh so pretty!! 😍💙 2w
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#30JuneBooks - Blue Books: Blue has never been a favorite color of mine, but the lovely shades of blue in this stack of books is making me reconsider.💙
Shutter Island was hypnotizing.
Kristin Hannah is a story whisperer.
The others remain to be read.

kaysworld1 Shutter Island is fantastic @Nute 🧐 4w
Moony @kaysworld1 @Nute oh shutter island is on my wohlist, too. 4w
Curiouser_and_curiouser @Moony wohlist? Excuse my ignorance 🤪 4w
BooknerdsLife Gorgeous 💙💙 4w
Moony @Curiouser_and_curiouser @kaysworld1 @nute 😂 it was late when I wrote it. Too late to correct and posted it a second time. 😂😂 4w
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BooknerdsLife Love your TARDIS mug 💙 1mo
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#bluebooks #30JuneBooks. Blue books that sit on my TBR some for longer than others.


marleed Less is on my physical TBR but it happens to be an IRL bookclub in July so I‘ll finally get to it! 1mo
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The story of Anna Atkins, a scientist/botanist in the 1800s

#trueblue #jazzyjune

NenaB Oooh I‘m stacking this! Love books about botany.... 1mo
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