Arabella Buckley's Biography (Books)
Arabella Burton Buckley (1840-1929) was a writer and science educator.
Arabella Burton Buckley was born in Brighton, England. At 24 she went to work as secretary to Charles Lyell, and worked for him until his death in 1875. Charles Darwin wrote to her to commiserate with her on Lyell's death. Then she began lecturing and writing on science.
She married at the age of 44, but continued publishing under her maiden name. One of the later editions of Eyes and No Eyes gives her married name (Mrs Fisher). She also edited two other publications, Mary Somerville's Connexion of the Physical Sciences (1877) and Heinrich Leutemann's Animals from Life (1887). Her brother was Henry Buckley, 1st Baron Wrenbury. Her books were translated into Japanese and Polish in her own lifetime.
Arabella Burton Buckley Works:
- A short history of natural science and of the progress of discovery from the time of the Greeks to the present day. For the use of schools and young persons (1876)
- Botanical Tables for the use of Junior Students (1877)
- The Fairy-Land of Science (1879)
- Life and Her Children (1880) with illustrations by John James Wild
- Winners in Life's Race or the Great Backboned Family (1883)
- History of England for Beginners (1887)
- Through magic glasses and other lectures : a sequel to The fairyland of science (1890)
- High School History of England (1891) co-authored by W.J. Robertson.
- Moral Teachings of Science (1892)
- Insect Life (1901)
- Birds of the Air (1901)
- By Pond and River (1901)
- Wild Life in Woods and Field (1901)
- Trees and Shrubs (1901)
- Plant Life in Field and Garden (1901)
- Eyes and No Eyes (1903)