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A Swedish Herbal Wreath: Ann-Mari Forsberg

Mari-Ann Forsberg, designer of mid-century Swedish tapestries, was particularly well-suited to design a tapestry for a new hospital in Stockholm in the early 1970s. She had grown up as the daughter of a pharmacist, and was fascinated by the historical tools of given professions. 1,392 more words

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Jim Schmid's Trail Quote of the Day #881- March 12, 2018

It is not God, but people themselves who shorten their lives by not keeping physically fit.

—CARL LINNAEUS, Swedish Botanist, Explorer, 1707–78

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Globalising knowledge in the eighteenth century: the Linnaean story

One of the most familiar chapters in the history of early modern science is the birth, expansion and global deployment of Linnaean natural history from the 1730s onwards. 816 more words


Carl Linnaeus: Blessed by the Natural Sciences

On 10 January 1778, Carl Linnaeus (Carl von Linné) (1707–1778) died in Uppsala (Sweden). He was a Swedish naturalist and zoologist. Animated by an intense religious faith, he established the first systematic classification of all animals, plants, and minerals (divided into kingdoms, classes, orders, genera, and species), convinced it was a task entrusted to man by God. 174 more words


Books Old and New, Part 4: Gods of Nomenclature

As I was packing books for my move, which was the impetus for this series of posts on books (1, 2, 3… 988 more words




Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778) is arguably the most renowned Swedish naturalist. Maybe unarguably. Before the age of 30, his orderly and rigorous scientific methodology had created a new standard system for the classification of the natural world. 786 more words