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What Linnaeus Saw

A Scientist's Quest to Name Every Living Thing

November 2019


Karen Beil chronicles the life of a ground-breaking scientist.

From his boyhood exploring the woods of Sweden to his student days in Holland; in readable, relatable prose we see Carl Linnaeus attempt to identify a mysterious animal given to him by the king, growing a rare banana plant in Amsterdam and debunking stories of dragons. Thoroughly researched and generously illustrated, What Linnaeus Saw offers a glimpse into the life of one of modern science’s founding thinkers.



160 x 236 mm • 256 pages


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