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Linnaeus : the compleat naturalist

Author: Wilfrid Blunt
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A biography of eighteenth-century Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus who classified living things, including 7,700 plants and 4,400 animals, with a system of two Latin names. Features excerpts from Linnaeus's writings as well as more than 200 illustrations.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Carl von Linné; Carl von Linné
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wilfrid Blunt
ISBN: 0691096368 9780691096360
OCLC Number: 49556351
Notes: Originally published: The compleat naturalist. New York : Viking Press, 1971. With new introd.
Description: 264 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 26 cm
Contents: The years of struggle, 1707-1735 --
In search of fame, 1735-1738 --
The prince of botanists, 1738-1778.
Other Titles: Compleat naturalist
Responsibility: Wilfrid Blunt ; with an introduction by William T. Stearn.
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Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778) is the man who gave living organisms two Latin names. This book gives a portrait of Linnaeus the man, charting his rise from a poor student at Lund University to Professor  Read more...

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