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Linnaeus : nature and nation

Autore: Lisbet Koerner
Editore: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1999.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Biography : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"Lisbet Koerner tells the story of one of the most famous naturalists in history, the Swedish-born botanist and systematizer Carl Linnaeus. The first scholarly biography of this great Enlightenment scientist in almost one hundred years, Linnaeus also recounts for the first time his grand and bizarre economic projects: to "teach" tea, saffron, and rice to grow on the Arctic tundra and to domesticate buffaloes, guinea
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Genere/forma: Biography
Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Online version:
Koerner, Lisbet.
Linnaeus.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)647060544
Persona incaricata: Carl von Linné; Carl von Linné
Tipo materiale: Biography
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Lisbet Koerner
ISBN: 0674097459 9780674097452 0674005651 9780674005655
Numero OCLC: 41431772
Descrizione: viii, 298 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contenuti: Introduction. "To Apply Nature to Economics and Vice Versa" --
1. "A Geography of Nature": Natural Philosophy --
2. "A Clapper into a Bell": Floral Names --
3. "The Lapp Is Our Teacher": Medicine and Ethnography --
4. "God's Endless Larder": Theology --
5. "A New World --
Pepper, Ginger, Cardamon": Economic Theory --
6. "Should Coconuts Chance to Come into My Hands": Acclimatization Experiments --
7. "The Lord of All of Sweden's Clams": A Local Life --
8. "His Farmers Dressed in Mourning": The Fate of Linnaeus' Ideas in Sweden --
Conclusion. "Without Science Our Herrings Would Still Be Caught by Foreigners": A Local Modernity --
App. A. Chronology of Linnaeus and Linnaeana --
App. B. Biographical References.
Responsabilità: Lisbet Koerner.

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