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Linnaeus : nature and nation

Author: Lisbet Koerner
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1999.
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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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Genre/Form: Biography
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Koerner, Lisbet.
Linnaeus.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)647060544
Named Person: Carl von Linné; Carl von Linné; Carl von Linné
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisbet Koerner
ISBN: 0674097459 9780674097452 0674005651 9780674005655
OCLC Number: 41431772
Description: viii, 298 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Lisbet Koerner.

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