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Linnaeus: The Compleat Naturalist

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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

The life of Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778), the man who gave living organisms two Latin names, is celebrated afresh in this newly revised and magnificently illustrated edition of the definitive biography. 200+ color illustrations.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

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

Portrait

Wilfrid Blunt was Senior Drawing Master at Eton College. An Associate of the Royal College of Art and a fellow of the Linnean Society of London, he authored a number of biographies and books on European art and botany. His "The Art of Botanical Illustration" has become a standard work of reference. He died in 1987. William T. Stearn was a distinguished botanist, previously of the British Museum (Natural History), now the Natural History Museum. The former president of the Linnean Society, he died in 2001.
EAN: 9780691096360
ISBN: 0691096368
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: PRINCETON UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2002
Seitenanzahl: 288 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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