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Linnaeus : nature and nation

Author: Lisbet Koerner
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard Univ. Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3. printView all editions and formats

Drawing on letters, poems, notebooks, and secret diaries, Koerner tells the story of one of the most famous naturalists who ever lived, the Swedish-born botanist and systematizer, Carl Linnaeus.  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisbet Koerner
ISBN: 0674005651 9780674005655 0674097459 9780674097452
OCLC Number: 255117886
Notes: Literaturverz. S. 263 - 281.
Awards: Nominated for Don K. Price Award 2001
Nominated for Pfizer Award 2001
Nominated for Leo Gershoy Award 2001
Nominated for Pfizer Award 2002
Description: VIII, 298 Seiten : Illustrationen, Karten
Contents: Introduction. "To Apply Nature to Economics and Vice Versa" "A Geography of Nature": Natural Philosophy "A Clapper into a Bell": Floral Names "The Lapp Is Our Teacher": Medicine and Ethnography "God's Endless Larder": Theology "A New WorldPepper, Ginger, Cardamon": Economic Theory "Should Coconuts Chance to Come into My Hands": Acclimatization Experiments "The Lord of All of Sweden's Clams": A Local Life "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 Appendix: Chronology of Linnaeus and Linnaeana Appendix: Biographical References Abbreviations Notes Works Cited Acknowledgments Index
Responsibility: Lisbet Koerner.


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[Koerner's] Linnaeus is not the typical one of scholarship and legend. And in recovering him, she has done something few do. She has shown a way in which the eighteenth century and its 'enlightened' Read more...

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