Do you know that :
~ instead of a bridal gown, Marie Curie, “wore a dark blue outfit, which for years after was a serviceable lab garment ” ?
~ 2015 marks the centenary of the execution of British nurse, Edith Cavell?
~ the Cavell Nurses’ Trust is organizing a fund-raising ascent of Mount Edith Cavell in Jasper National Park, Canada, 22nd – 29th August 2015?
Do you know that :
~ beginning in the 18th Century there was a craze for seashells called Conchylomania ? As the name suggests, it was the shell equivalent of Tulipmania. Some shells were bought and sold for more than a Vermeer painting.
( This is not a Vermeer painting! 😀 In the 17th Century Balthasar van der Ast perfected the art of painting shells. )
Do you know that:
~ Dr Maria Montessori, educator, physician, humanitarian, and founder of the Montessori method, and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, was an unwed mother? Do you know she sought refuge in India during World War 2 but was later interned there as an enemy alien?
How about this? Do you know that Florence Nightingale ‘owned’ about 60 cats during her long life? Her favourite cat, a Persian, was called Mr Bismarck. She also had a pet owl named Athena.
Do you know the Christchurch City Council Library has excellent online resources, a great Facebook page , and an informative and entertaining blog where, just occasionally, there are wonderful surprises, like the Kobo eReader competition, which I won at Matariki ?
Thank you Christchurch City Council Library and library staff. 🙂
Do you know if your local library has a blog, or wonderful digital and paper resources like ours?
Check out all the resources I found at our library!
Spirals in Time
The Secret Life and Curious Afterlife of Seashells
Scales, Helen 2015
An Illustrated Work for Amateur Collectors of New Zealand Marine Shells, With Directions for Collecting and Cleaning Them
Moss, E. G. B.
Book – 1908 https://christchurch.bibliocommons.com/item/show/161551037_beautiful_shells_of_new_zealand
Marie Curie And Her Discovery
Book – 2015 https://christchurch.bibliocommons.com/item/show/894783037_marie_curie_and_her_discovery
Book – 2000 – Chinese https://christchurch.bibliocommons.com/item/show/594982037_florence_nightingale
Rose of No Man’s Land
Perry, Anne ~
Pre-loaded Audiobook – 2013 https://christchurch.bibliocommons.com/item/show/810767037_rose_of_no_mans_land
( Quick question. Do you know the history of Anne Perry? https://silkannthreades.wordpress.com/2013/08/26/heavenly-again/ )
Website or Online data https://christchurch.bibliocommons.com/item/show/578459037_maria_montessori#bib_info