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Father of Taxonomy

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 1 March 2008 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

A large statue of Carolus Linnaeus (1707-1778), the renowned plant explorer and founder of binomial nomenclature, presides over the Heritage garden at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. His system for naming, ranking, and classifying organisms is still in wide use today (with many changes). His ideas on classification have influenced generations of biologists during and after his own lifetime, even those opposed to the philosophical and theological roots of his work.

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Man With 101 Names from Hamburg, United States

very nice texture in this shot !

1 Mar 2008 5:13am

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

The texture and color are remarkable.

1 Mar 2008 7:00am

vu@granby - Wolfgang Prigge from Granby, QC, Canada

Good shot with interesting composition of this interesting statue!

1 Mar 2008 4:45pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Very cool - without Linné, scientific names would be much, much longer! Very nice capture!

1 Mar 2008 10:07pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

I'm really enjoying this series, Steven. Thanks.

2 Mar 2008 1:51am

pLusOne from Cheonan, South Korea

cool shot and love the texture.

2 Mar 2008 2:17am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

This is a pretty interesting photo and a good write-up with it.

2 Mar 2008 3:04am

Elisa from Massachusetts, United States

very interesting, thanks for sharing! great textures on this one, good job!

2 Mar 2008 11:06pm