Carl Linnaeus, the 'Father of Botany' (part II)
Last updated 11/9/2007 at Noon
As we left off last week, Carl Linnaeus was starting to assemble long and adventurous expeditions in conjunction with other European countries to go out into the new world and discover and bring back new and exotic flora and fauna.
These explorations were arduous and dangers lurked in the jungles, savannahs and deserts with snakes, foreign animals, insects, disease and unknown predators. Many of these early explorers did not return due to the many hardships they encountered.
Those who did survive the hardships brought back glorious green plant treasures from exotic faraway lands. Tea and...