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Linnaeus in Italy: The Spread of a Revolution in Science

Linnaeus in Italy23 May 2007

2007 is the year of the tercentenary celebrations of the birth of Carl Linné. Linnaeus' revolutionary contributions to the botanical nomenclature and its classification brought about important changes in the traditional theory and practice of botany and the IMSS celebrates this event with an important publication.  The book Linnaeus in Italy: The Spread of a Revolution in Science, edited by Marco Beretta and Alessandro Tosi, reconstructs the historical context of the intense cultural and scientific exchange between Italy and Sweden by presenting many hitherto little known aspects that  help to bring light onto the richness of the contemporary botanical institutions in Italy and to discover their role and their impact on the diffusion of Linnaeus sexual system. Moreover, the book aims at the showing the rich social dynamics of scientific exchange between two peripheral countries.




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