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The Resource Curious death of Peter Artedi : a mystery in the history of science, by Theodore W. Pietsch

Curious death of Peter Artedi : a mystery in the history of science, by Theodore W. Pietsch

Label
Curious death of Peter Artedi : a mystery in the history of science
Title
Curious death of Peter Artedi
Title remainder
a mystery in the history of science
Statement of responsibility
by Theodore W. Pietsch
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pietsch, Theodore W
Dewey number
813.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.I48734
LC item number
C87 2010eb
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Artedi, Peter
  • Linné, Carl von
  • Scientists
  • Netherlands
  • Artedi, Peter
  • Linné, Carl von
  • FICTION
  • Scientists
  • Netherlands
  • Netherlands
Summary expansion
<p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Told through the voice of a pivotal figure in the Age of Enlightenment, this entertaining work of historical fiction explores the world of old Amsterdam and the mysterious death of a young scientist. When Peter Artedi and Carl Linnaeus first meet in March 1729 as students at Uppsala University, they take an immediate liking to each other and soon form an intense intellectual bond. Sharing their revolutionary ideas about order and hierarchy in nature, the pair develop elaborate plans to classify plants and animals in ways never seen before-Linnaeus focusing on plants and Artedi concentrating on fishes. In September 1735, though,just as Artedi is set to publish his work, he drowns underpuzzling circumstances. Following up on a pledge to his lost friend, Linnaeus retrieves Artedi's manuscripts and has them published, not before he publishes his own work and makes a name for himself as a historical figure of epic proportions, while Artedi is quickly forgotten. This story about a little-known event from a key point in history investigates the untold tale behind the friendship of Linnaeus and Artedi and what may have actually happened between them.</p>
Label
Curious death of Peter Artedi : a mystery in the history of science, by Theodore W. Pietsch
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-219)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Prologue: The Death of Peter Artedi; Early Years; My Most Intimate Friend; Our Friendly Rivalry; Artedi's Fishes; Our Respective Travels; Our Time in Holland; My System of Nature; Supper with Seba; St. Anthony's Churchyard; Gratification; Walking in the Steps of God; Epilogue: Memories of Linnaeus and Artedi; Chronology; Biographical Notes; Bibliography; Acknowledgments
Control code
671812331
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (x, 222 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781935622116
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
96680777-b2af-4e34-84bd-07ab055468b1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)671812331
Label
Curious death of Peter Artedi : a mystery in the history of science, by Theodore W. Pietsch
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-219)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Prologue: The Death of Peter Artedi; Early Years; My Most Intimate Friend; Our Friendly Rivalry; Artedi's Fishes; Our Respective Travels; Our Time in Holland; My System of Nature; Supper with Seba; St. Anthony's Churchyard; Gratification; Walking in the Steps of God; Epilogue: Memories of Linnaeus and Artedi; Chronology; Biographical Notes; Bibliography; Acknowledgments
Control code
671812331
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (x, 222 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781935622116
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
96680777-b2af-4e34-84bd-07ab055468b1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)671812331

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