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Linnaeus : the compleat naturalist

Author: Wilfrid Blunt; William Thomas Stearn
Publisher: Princeton (N.J.) Princeton University Press 2001
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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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Named Person: Carl von Linné
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wilfrid Blunt; William Thomas Stearn
ISBN: 0691096368 9780691096360
OCLC Number: 1014856552
Description: 264 p. ill. 26 cm
Contents: Introduction by William T. Stearn 6 PART I: THE YEARS OF STRUGGLE 1707-1735 1.Childhood 12 2.Lund 19 3.Uppsala 24 4.The Lapland journey: Lycksele Lappmark 38 5.The Lapland journey: Lule and Torne Lappmark 56 6.Work and play 71 PART II: IN SEARCH OF FAME 1735-1738 1.Germany 84 2.Holland 92 3.George Clifford 99 4.A month in England 109 5.Hortus Cliffortianus 115 6.Correspondents and critics 119 7.Farwell to Holland 123 PART III: THE PRINCE OF BOTANISTS 1738-1778 1.Physician in Stockholm 130 2.Oland and Gotland 1741 137 3.Professor in Uppsala 146 4.Vastergotland 1746 159 5.Linnaeus en pantoufles 166 6.The Apostles 185 7.Skane 1749 8.Friends and books 209 9.The man of property 219 10.The closing years 1722-8 230 11.The Linnaean collections 239 Author's bibliography 243 Carl Linnaeus chronology 244 Appendix I by William Stearn 246 Appendix II by C. J. Humphries, Natural History Museum 253 Bibliography 254 Acknowledgments 261 Index 262
Responsibility: Wilfrid Blunt ; with an introd. by William T. Stearn.


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"This evocative account of Linnaeus's life and achievements has become a natural history classic. Wilfrid Blunt beautifully captures Linnaeus's zest for botany and its key place in the intellectual Read more...

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