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Science  10 Mar 2000:
Vol. 287, Issue 5459, pp. 1761
DOI: 10.1126/science.287.5459.1761

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Linnaeus Nature and Nation. Lisbet Koerner. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1999. 308 pp. $39.95. ISBN 0-674-09745-9.

Drawing on her own research and excellent Swedish scholarship, Koerner presents a Linnaeus who saw his taxonomic innovations as secondary to an unsuccessful program to make Sweden economically self-sufficient through the science of natural history.