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Carl Linnaeus
(1707-1778) born on
May 23
Swedish botanist. He created the modern scientific taxonomy system of using two names -- genus species.
         
   
F
A practical botanist will distinguish at the first glance the plant of the different quarters of the globe and yet will be at a loss to tell by what marks he detects them.

R
It is the genus that gives the characters, and not the characters that make the genus.
A
"Linnea".. . . A plant of Lapland, lowly, insignificant, disregarded, flowering but for a brief space -- from Linnaeus who resembles it.
N
Nature does not proceed by leaps and bounds.
K
If a tree dies, plant another in its place.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Isaac Asimov's Book of Science and Nature Quotations," ed. Jason Shulman & Isaac Asimov, 1988.
R: In "Isaac Asimov's Book of Science and Nature Quotations," ed. Jason Shulman & Isaac Asimov, 1988.
A: In "Isaac Asimov's Book of Science and Nature Quotations," ed. Jason Shulman & Isaac Asimov, 1988.
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: In "21st Century Dictionary of Quotations," by Princeton Language Institute , 1993.
   


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