Linnaeus: The Compleat Naturalist

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Frances Lincoln, 2004 - Artists - 287 pages
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Carl Linnaeus (1707-78) invented the system, now used worldwide, of givingiving organisms two Latin names and through his Systema Naturae, publishedn 1735, brought order to all recorded knowledge about plants and animals.his book charts Linnaeus's rise from poor student at Lund University inweden, to Professor of Medicine at Uppsala and founder of the Royal Academyf Sciences. A keen traveller, scientist, collector, painter and geologist,is lifelong passion was for botany. In the course of his life, heistinguished and named 9000 plants, 828 shells, 2100 insects and 477 fish.his is a lively and readable account of Linnaeus the man, his adventures inhe wilds of Lapland, his family life and his relations with his pupils, asell as his epoch-making scientific achievements.

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About the author (2004)

Wilfrid Blunt wrote several biographies and books on European art and botany, including The Art of Botanical Illustration, which has become a standard reference work. He died in 1987.

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