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Where in time is Carmen Sandiego?…

David Rumsey has a collection of over 150,000 historical maps; generously, he’s used 120 of them (along with a few from other collectors) to create a Google Maps mash-up  that is tres cool…

See it here.

As we plan our next vacations, we might pick a birthday bouquet for Swedish botanist Carl Linné, better known as Carolus Linnaeus, “the Father of Taxonomy,” born this date in 1707.  Historians suggest that the academically-challenged among us can take heart from his story: at the University of Lund, where he studied medicine, he was “less known for his knowledge of natural history than for his ignorance of everything else.” Still, he made is way from Lund to Uppsala, where he began his famous system of plant and animal classification– still in use today.

Linnaeus

Linnaeus

Happy Declaration of The Bab!

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May 23, 2008 at 1:06 am

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