The logo of the tercentenary is based on a picture that was painted by the leading botanical artist of his day, Georg Dilnys Ehret. The painting illustrates Class 10 of the sexual system.
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The Commemorative Book

The official commemorative book of the Linnaeus Year, System och passion, has been published by Natur & Kultur Publishers and is available in bookstores. Natur & Kultur has also published the English edition, A Passion for Systems, and the Japanese edition of the book. The French edition will be issued by the publisher Éditions Belin.
Linnaeus presented his revolutionary sexual system of plants for the first time in 1735. His contemporaries were shocked by the frank parallels Linnaeus made to human sexuality, nevertheless his practical system was soon to spread around the world.

Using words and images, the book takes the reader on a journey throughout Linnaeus´
sexual system, its organization and history. The beautiful, unique photographs of Helene Schmitz present the original 24 classes of the system, while Nils Uddenberg´s text lets us follow the life of Linnaeus from his youth in Stenbrohult in theprovinceofSmåland ,Swedenuntil he became a celebrated, world-famous professor in Uppsala. Pia Östensson, a biologist at the SwedishMuseum of Natural History, provided botanical expertise and wrote the captions for the illustrations.

Helene Schmitz´s previous book, blow up, was nominated for the Swedish literature award,  Augustpriset, in 2003. The same year Professor Nils Uddenberg won Augustpriset for his book, Idéer om livet, in the category Best Swedish Non-Fiction Book.
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All information on this web site is from the Linnaeus Tercentenary year of 2007 and has not been updated since. If using texts from this web site, please refer to Linnaeus2007 as the source.
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