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The Wasp and the Orchid: The Remarkable Life of Australian Naturalist Edith Coleman
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Danielle Clode
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The Wasp and the Orchid: The Remarkable Life of Australian Naturalist Edith Coleman

Danielle Clode


9781760784300

Picador


Biography;
Biography: science, technology & engineering;
The natural world, country life & pets


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432 pages

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Have you met Mrs Edith Coleman? If not you must - I am sure you will like her - she's just A1 and a splendid naturalist.

In 1922, a 48-year-old housewife from Blackburn delivered her first paper, on native Australian orchids, to the Field Naturalist's Club of Victoria.

An avid gardener, self-taught former schoolteacher Edith Coleman went on to become the foremost female naturalist and nature writer of her generation. She kept echidnas at the breakfast table, and arachnids in the bedroom. She travelled across Australia in pursuit of its flora and fauna and even corrected Charles Darwin. Yet today she is almost entirely forgotten, save by a handful of scientists and naturalists.

In a twenty-year quest, award-winning writer and zoologist Danielle Clode set out to uncover Edith's story, bringing her celebration of Australian nature and landscape back into the light where it belongs

By:   Danielle Clode
Imprint:   Picador
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 232mm,  Width: 155mm,  Spine: 33mm
Weight:   554g
ISBN:   9781760784300
ISBN 10:   1760784303
Pages:   432
Publication Date:   March 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Danielle Clode is a zoologist and award-winning author. She has worked as a zookeeper and scientific interpreter, in exhibition design and academia, and spent many years as a technical editor and writing teacher. She has written seven books, including Voyages to the South Seas, which won the 2007 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Nonfiction.


  • Long-listed for NiB Waverley Award for Literature 2018
  • Short-listed for National Biography Award 2019
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