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• One area of rain­for­est in Suri­nam (Suri­name), the Cen­tral Suri­name Na­ture Re­serve, is a UNESCO World Her­itage Site. Not reached eas­ily even to­day, and far too far into the in­te­rior for Me­rian to have vis­ited, it cov­ers an enor­mous area (1.6 mil­lion ha) of pris­tine trop­i­cal for­est.

• Maria Sibylla Me­rian’s work laid the foun­da­tions of mod­ern en­to­mol­ogy. Three hun­dred years af­ter her death, some of her clas­si­fi­ca­tions of but­ter­flies and moths are still in use.

• The word Meta­mor­pho­sis has its ori­gin in Greek words mean­ing trans­for­ma­tion. It means the changes in the life cy­cle of an in­sect from egg to adult, or of an an­i­mal say, from tad­pole to frog.

• Study of the nat­u­ral world, and sci­en­tific thought in gen­eral, de­vel­oped at such an ex­tra­or­di­nary rate in the late 17th and 18th-cen­turies that it has been called the Sci­en­tific Rev­o­lu­tion.

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