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Linnaean Lessons — Inspiration for knowledge

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Preface by Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden

Introduction

The Life of Carl Linnaeus

The Teacher. Linnaeus was a highly respected teacher and attracted hundreds of students to nature rambles and lectures. How can the natural sciences in today's school be made more exciting and fun?

The 18th Century. This chapter is mostly about the life in Sweden in the 18th Century.

The Scientist. Linnaeus was a very successful researcher and respected scientist, and remains today one of the most internationally well-known scientists. How can we continue the work of Linnaeus?

The Physician. Linnaeus was a committed doctor and sought cures for the serious diseases of his age, such as malaria, which was common in 18th century Sweden.

Journeys in Sweden. Linnaeus' travelogues from all over Sweden describe nature, daily life and society in 18th century Sweden. These descriptions throw a perspective onto our own time, and allow us to find similarities and differences between then and now.

The Apostles. Linnaeus' scientific ideas and principles were spread all over the world by his students on their journeys. Carl Petter Thunberg, for example, described the natural life and society in Japan, a country that at the time was almost totally closed for westerners.

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