A Tour in Lapland [Christmas Summary Classics] by Carolus Linnæus

A Tour in Lapland [Christmas Summary Classics]

byCarolus Linnæus

Kobo ebook | December 6, 2012

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A Tour in Lapland
I.—A Wandering Scientist
Carolus Linnæus, the celebrated Swedish naturalist, was born at Rashult on May 23, 1707. At school his taste for botany was encouraged, but after an unsatisfactory academic career his father decided to apprentice him to a tradesman. A doctor called Rothmann, however, recognised and fostered his scientific talents, and in 1728, on Rothmann's advice, he went to Upsala and studied under the celebrated Rudbeck. In 1732 he made his famous tour in Lapland. He gives a fascinating account of this journey in "A Tour in Lapland" ("Lachesis Lapponica"), published in 1737. In 1739 he was appointed a naval physician, and in 1741 became professor of medicine at the University of Upsal, but in the following year exchanged his chair for that of botany. To Linnæus is due the honour of having first enunciated the true principles for defining genera and species, and that honour will last so long as biology itself endures. He found biology a chaos; he left it a cosmos. He died on January 10, 1778. Among his published works are "Systema Naturæ," "Fundamenta Botanica," and the "Species Plantarum."

Title:A Tour in Lapland [Christmas Summary Classics]Format:Kobo ebookPublished:December 6, 2012Publisher:Zhingoora BooksLanguage:English

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