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Karl, Get Out of the Garden!: Carolus Linnaeus and the Naming of Everything

Karl, Get Out of the Garden!: Carolus Linnaeus and the Naming of Everything


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Do you know what a Solanum caule inermi herbaceo, foliis pinnatis incises, racemis simplicibus is?*
Carolus (Karl) Linnaeus started off as a curious child who loved exploring the garden. Despite his intelligence—and his mother's scoldings—he was a poor student, preferring to be outdoors with his beloved plants and bugs. As he grew up, Karl's love of nature led him to take on a seemingly impossible task: to give a scientific name to every living thing on earth. The result was the Linnaean system—the basis for the classification system used by biologists around the world today. Backyard sciences are brought to life in beautiful color.

Back matter includes more information about Linnaeus and scientific classification, a classification chart, a time line, source notes, resources for young readers, and a bibliography.

*it's a tomato!

A handsome introductory book on Linnaeus and his work — Booklist, starred review

A good introduction to a man in a class by himself — Kirkus Reviews

Lends significant humanity to the naturalist — Publisher's Weekly

The biographical approach to a knotty scientific subject makes this a valuable addition to STEM and biography collections — School Library Journal

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580896061
Publisher: Charlesbridge
Publication date: 03/21/2017
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 770L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

Anita Sanchez is the author of the picture book Leaflets Three, Let it Be!: The Story of Poison Ivy (Boyds Mills), as well as botany and history books for adults. She has taught classes and given workshops on nature and history at the American Museum of Natural History, Colonial Williamsburg, Harvard Natural History Museum, and the New York State Museum. She lives in Amsterdam, New York.

Catherine Stock is the illustrator of more than eighty children's books, including Emily and Carlo and Vinnie and Abraham. After traveling around the globe, she now divides her time between France and New York.

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Karl Linné was in the garden again.

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