Karen Beil Signing What Linnaeus Saw

Karen Beil will be signing What Linnaeus Saw: A Scientist’s Quest to Name Every Living Thing.

The globetrotting naturalists of the eighteenth century were the geeks of their day: innovators and explorers who lived at the intersection of science and commerce. Foremost among them was Carl Linnaeus, a radical thinker who revolutionized biology.

What Linnaeus Saw is rich with biographical anecdotes―from his attempt to identify a mysterious animal given him by the king to successfully growing a rare and exotic banana plant in Amsterdam to debunking stories of dragons and phoenixes. Thoroughly researched and generously illustrated, it offers a vivid and insightful glimpse into the life of one of modern science’s founding thinkers.

“An outstanding biography of a brilliant and fascinating man...” — Kirkus reviews

Karen Magnuson Beil has worked as a news reporter and science writer. She lives in Guilderland and has written several children’s books.

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$21.95
ISBN: 9781324004684
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Norton Young Readers - October 1st, 2019

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Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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128 Jay St
Schenectady, NY 12305

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