Linnaeus: The Compleat Naturalist

Linnaeus The Compleat Naturalist Carl Linnaeus invented the system now used worldwide of giving living organisms two Latin names and through his Systema Naturae published in brought order to all recorded knowledge ab

  • Title: Linnaeus: The Compleat Naturalist
  • Author: Wilfrid Jasper Walter Blunt
  • ISBN: 9780711223622
  • Page: 182
  • Format: Paperback
  • Carl Linnaeus 1707 78 invented the system, now used worldwide, of giving living organisms two Latin names and through his Systema Naturae, published in 1735, brought order to all recorded knowledge about plants and animals This book charts Linnaeus s rise from poor student at Lund University in Sweden, to Professor of Medicine at Uppsala and founder of the Royal AcademyCarl Linnaeus 1707 78 invented the system, now used worldwide, of giving living organisms two Latin names and through his Systema Naturae, published in 1735, brought order to all recorded knowledge about plants and animals This book charts Linnaeus s rise from poor student at Lund University in Sweden, to Professor of Medicine at Uppsala and founder of the Royal Academy of Sciences A keen traveller, scientist, collector, painter and geologist, his lifelong passion was for botany In the course of his life, he distinguished and named 9000 plants, 828 shells, 2100 insects and 477 fish This is a lively and readable account of Linnaeus the man, his adventures in the wilds of Lapland, his family life and his relations with his pupils, as well as his epoch making scientific achievements.

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    About “Wilfrid Jasper Walter Blunt

    • Wilfrid Jasper Walter Blunt

      Wilfrid Jasper Walter Blunt 1901 1987 was an art teacher, author, artist and curator of the Watts Gallery at Compton, Surrey He taught art at Haileybury College and Eton College and helped to start a revolution in the hand writing of British school children, using the 15th c Italian Cancellaresca Chancery script as a basis He is not Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, the English poet writer.

    714 thoughts on “Linnaeus: The Compleat Naturalist

    • Blunt’s book is thoroughly researched and with many details, including quotes from Linnaeus’s correspondence, giving the flavor of the man. It provides a compleat picture of Linnaeus– ambitious, proud, early struggling for funds, loving friend, happy father, admired professor; even doctor - critical of coffee but fond of tobacco. The book is very readable and anecdotal, as it follows Linnaeus in his travels and career, identifies various plants he discovered or named, and shows the difficu [...]


    • An excellent and insightful life of the great man, showing him as an inquisitive, thoughtful, wilful and complex human being. I shared the discomforts of his journey to Lapland, the accolades heaped upon him, the difficult choices he was obliged to make. I finally understood, too, the history of the Linnaean classification system, with the assistance of the helpful appendices. Every aspiring naturalist should read this book to gain both understanding and inspiration.


    • Blunt's biography of famed naturalist and taxonomist Carl Linnaeus. This chronicles events from his birth in May 1707 to his death in 1778, including his lodging at the home of Dr Killian Strobaeus in the town of Lund around 1727 taking advantage of his vast library and his 400 mile journey to Uppsala in August 1728, not forgeting his publishing of Systema Naturae in 1735.


    • 4 stars if you are fascinated by biology. The work of Linnaeus is central to biology. This book provides many insights into the man and his era. 3 stars if you are just looking for an interesting biography.


    • A very good and accessible bio of Linnaeus. My only criticism is I wish there was a little more on his binomial system of classification rather than the short appendix in the back, but nonetheless, I enjoyed reading about his journey to Lappland, his family life and the development of his career.



    • For a scientific biography this was really easy to read and interesting. Not a lot of science jargon, although perhaps a degree of assumed knowledge.



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