Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Coming soon...

Our own Michael Stieber will be giving a lecture through The Morton Arboretum education program this month. Here is a description from the education brochure:

Order from Chaos - The Legacy of Carl Linnaeus
January 22, 2008 7-9 PM
Michael Stieber, Library Administrator and Reference Librarian, The Morton Arboretum

It is difficult to imagine a world in which the names of plants were muddled, messy, and confused. Just imagine the medical consequences of non-standard plant names. Carl Linnaeus (1707 - 1778) established the binomial system of genus and species, and with that changed our way of seeing the world. Michael will outline the original naming system Linnaeus proposed, based upon the number of stamens and pistils, and outline the lasting contribution to science made by this great botanist. Join us for wine and cheese after the presentation as we tour the new Linnaeus exhibit in the Sterling Morton Library.

You can register for this event here.

No comments: