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Commemorating the the 300th anniversary of the birth of the great Swedish naturalist, Linnaeus, 1707-2007, who sent his favorite disciple, Peter (Pehr) Kalm, to botanize in North America. Kalm is remembered today, not only for the specimens he brought back to Europe, but also for his journal, a rich source for information about colonial life, religion, politics, and archit Commemorating the the 300th anniversary of the birth of the great Swedish naturalist, Linnaeus, 1707-2007, who sent his favorite disciple, Peter (Pehr) Kalm, to botanize in North America. Kalm is remembered today, not only for the specimens he brought back to Europe, but also for his journal, a rich source for information about colonial life, religion, politics, and architecture. Linnaeus named our mountain laurel Kalmia latifolia in honor of Kalm. This account of Kalm's travels is the first in English.


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Commemorating the the 300th anniversary of the birth of the great Swedish naturalist, Linnaeus, 1707-2007, who sent his favorite disciple, Peter (Pehr) Kalm, to botanize in North America. Kalm is remembered today, not only for the specimens he brought back to Europe, but also for his journal, a rich source for information about colonial life, religion, politics, and archit Commemorating the the 300th anniversary of the birth of the great Swedish naturalist, Linnaeus, 1707-2007, who sent his favorite disciple, Peter (Pehr) Kalm, to botanize in North America. Kalm is remembered today, not only for the specimens he brought back to Europe, but also for his journal, a rich source for information about colonial life, religion, politics, and architecture. Linnaeus named our mountain laurel Kalmia latifolia in honor of Kalm. This account of Kalm's travels is the first in English.

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    I like books about Colonial North America, about travelers, and historical accounts of interesting figures in the development of natural history and science, so I'm looking forward to this one. I like books about Colonial North America, about travelers, and historical accounts of interesting figures in the development of natural history and science, so I'm looking forward to this one.

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