More than 250 years ago, the brave young Finnish scientist Pehr Kahn set out to explore the unknown and dangerous frontiers of North America. After years of study and preparation, he was sent by his teacher, the famous Swedish scientist Carl Linnaeus, to observe the continent and collect samples of the plans and animals of the New World. Kalm's journey provided critical data for Linnaeus' growing taxonomy, the system he invented to name and organize the world's living things.
This book is filled with beautiful illustrations of Kahn's journey as well as excepts from his personal journal. Perfect for anyone, old or young, interested in this overlooked part of Western New York history.
- 36 pages
- Buffalo Translator