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The Resource Linnaeus : the compleat naturalist, Wilfrid Blunt ; with an introduction by William T. Stearn

Linnaeus : the compleat naturalist, Wilfrid Blunt ; with an introduction by William T. Stearn

Label
Linnaeus : the compleat naturalist
Title
Linnaeus
Title remainder
the compleat naturalist
Statement of responsibility
Wilfrid Blunt ; with an introduction by William T. Stearn
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The life of Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778), the man who gave living organisms two Latin names, is celebrated afresh in this newly revised and illustrated edition of the definitive biography. In his native Sweden, Linnaeus is revered by children as the "Prince of Flowers" and by adults as a great biologist, the author of classics on natural history, and, owing to his impassioned study of the sex life of plants, as history's foremost "botanical pornographer."" "This book gives a portrait of Linnaeus the man, charting his rise from a poor student at Lund University to Professor of Medicine at Uppsala and a founder of the Royal Academy of Sciences. Wilfrid Blunt's text is interspersed with passages from his subject's own writings - from riveting descriptions of adventures in the wilds of Lapland to a charming account of Sjupp the raccoon. Linnaeus's family life and his relations with pupils are explored alongside his scientific achievements. William Stearn's appendix on Linnean classification provides a concise survey of the basics necessary for understanding Linnaeus's work."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UV$
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1901-1987
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blunt, Wilfrid
Dewey number
580/.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QH44
LC item number
.B58 2001
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Linné, Carl von
  • Natural history
  • Botany
Label
Linnaeus : the compleat naturalist, Wilfrid Blunt ; with an introduction by William T. Stearn
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The years of struggle, 1707-1735 -- In search of fame, 1735-1738 -- The prince of botanists, 1738-1778
Control code
ocm49555011
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9780691096360
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o49555011
  • (OCoLC)49555011
Label
Linnaeus : the compleat naturalist, Wilfrid Blunt ; with an introduction by William T. Stearn
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The years of struggle, 1707-1735 -- In search of fame, 1735-1738 -- The prince of botanists, 1738-1778
Control code
ocm49555011
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9780691096360
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o49555011
  • (OCoLC)49555011

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