Carl Linnaeus: Father of Classification

Carl Linnaeus: Father of Classification

by Margaret Jean Anderson

Hardcover(Library Binding - Revised)



The scientific term for human beings is Homo sapiens. In Latin, Homo means "man" and sapiens means "wise." Although closely related, dogs and wolves are separate species. Therefore, dogs are called Canis familiaris and wolves are called Canis lupus. This system for classifying living things was developed by the Swedish scientist Carl Linnaeus almost 300 years ago and is still used by scientists today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766030091
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/01/2009
Series: Great Minds of Science Series
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

Table of Contents

1 A Passion for Names 5

2 The Reluctant Student 14

3 Uppsala University 26

4 Lapland Adventure 34

5 Back in Uppsala 44

6 Clifford's Garden 51

7 The New Doctor 61

8 The Professor 71

9 The Apostles 81

10 Prince of Botanists 87

11 Before and After Linnaeus 97

Activities 107

Some Examples of Binomial Nomenclature 114

Chronology 117

Chapter Notes 119

Glossary 122

Further Reading 124

Internet Addresses 125

Index 126

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