The wasp and the orchid : the remarkable life of Australian naturalist Edith Coleman / Danielle Clode.Publisher: Sydney, New South Wales : Pan Macmillan Australia, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: 420 pages,  unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), portraits, facsimiles, 1 genealogical table ; 24 cmContent type: still image | text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781760554286Other title: Remarkable life of Australian naturalist Edith ColemanSubject(s): Coleman, Edith, 1874-1951 | Coleman, Edith | Biographies | Naturalists -- Australian -- Biography | Ornithologists -- Australia -- Biography | Women naturalists -- Australia -- Biography | BiographyGenre/Form: Biographies | Biographies. DDC classification: 508.092
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-410) and index.
In 1942, Edith Coleman was at the height of her career. Internationally lauded as one of Australia's leading amateur naturalists, Edith was also a nature writer who 'needed no introduction'. She wrote prolifically, not only for scientific journals, but also for newspapers and magazines. Her academic peers praised her insights into the mysteries of pollination, but her interests ranged far and wide across Australian flora and fauna. She was the first woman to be awarded the Australian Natural History Medallion for her work, yet today she is almost entirely forgotten, save by a handful of scientists and naturalists. For over twenty years, zoologist and award-winning author Danielle Clode has pursued Edith. Here she presents Edith's story, for the first time: the remarkable life of one of Australia's foremost female naturalists.