✓ The Curious Death of Peter Artedi || ↠ PDF Read by Ô Theodore W. Pietsch

By Theodore W. Pietsch | Comments: ( 130 ) | Date: ( May 26, 2020 )

Told through the voice of a pivotal figure in the Age of Enlightenment, this entertaining work of historical fiction explores the world of old Amsterdam and the mysterious death of a young scientist When Peter Artedi and Carl Linnaeus first meet in March 1729 as students at Uppsala University, they take an immediate liking to each other and soon form an intense intellectuTold through the voice of a pivotal figure in the Age of Enlightenment, this entertaining work of historical fiction explores the world of old Amsterdam and the mysterious death of a young scientist When Peter Artedi and Carl Linnaeus first meet in March 1729 as students at Uppsala University, they take an immediate liking to each other and soon form an intense intellectual bond Sharing their revolutionary ideas about order and hierarchy in nature, the pair develop elaborate plans to classify plants and animals in ways never seen before Linnaeus focusing on plants and Artedi concentrating on fishes In September 1735, though, just as Artedi is set to publish his work, he drowns under puzzling circumstances Following up on a pledge to his lost friend, Linnaeus retrieves Artedi s manuscripts and has them published, not before he publishes his own work and makes a name for himself as a historical figure of epic proportions, while Artedi is quickly forgotten This story about a little known event from a key point in history investigates the untold tale behind the friendship of Linnaeus and Artedi and what may have actually happened between them.


  • Title: The Curious Death of Peter Artedi
  • Author: Theodore W. Pietsch
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 423
  • Format: Kindle Edition

About Author:

Theodore W. Pietsch

Theodore Wells Pietsch III born March 6, 1945 is an American systematist and evolutionary biologist especially known for his studies of anglerfishes Pietsch has described 65 species and 12 genera of fishes and published numerous scientific papers focusing on the relationships, evolutionary history, and functional morphology of teleosts, particularly deep sea taxa For this body of work, Pietsch was awarded the Robert H Gibbs Jr Memorial Award in Systematic Ichthyology by the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists in 2005 Pietsch has spent most of his career at the University of Washington in Seattle as a professor mentoring graduate students, teaching ichthyology to undergraduates, and curating the ichthyology collections of the UW Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture.enpedia wiki Theodor



Comments The Curious Death of Peter Artedi

  • Katey

    This novel is not really about the death of Peter Artedi. I was hoping that it was going to be more of a mystery novel based on the history of science, but it was more of a retelling of what Artedi and his friend Linnaeus and the science they did, which kind of disappointed me.I enjoyed reading about what these two did, but I really wanted to read more about their work following reading this book. I really might have to find a copy of the posthumous published work of Artedi's, even though I know [...]


  • Mary Whisner

    Pietsch sustains the voice of Linnaeus: arrogant, self-important, obsessed with his own work (taxonomy!), unwilling to credit others. there's a particularly striking passage early on where he lists various young men he sent off to remote lands to collect specimens and how they met their ends. The 18th century style won't be to everyone's taste, but I got caught up in it and found it slyly funny at times. Spoiler alert!We don't ever really find out whether Artedi stumbled or was pushed into the c [...]


  • Theresa

    I really don't know why I read this book. Or rather, I don't know why I FINISHED it. An historical novel from the viewpoint of Carl Linnaeus regarding the death of his good friend and colleague Peter Artedi. The book was written well, and it was an interesting concept, but I found it beyond dull. I think I kept with it because I was fascinated with Linnaeus' unapologetic narcissism. The book was supposed to be about Artedi's death, but the vast majority of it dealt with Linnaeus' own professiona [...]


  • Colleen

    An interesting book, though not much of a mystery. It feels a bit like a revenge novel, the author feeling Linnaeus deserves some sort of punishment. Fun for the insight into the world of 18th century natural history


  • Charles

    Full of historical detail, Pietsch's novel presents an intriguing picture of the life and work of the father of binomial nomenclature--and his dear friend, Peter Artedi--the father of Ichthyology.


  • Ann

    ally just skimmed it and, for me, that was enough


  • Hannah Owens

    Parts were terribly amusing and interesting, parts made me want to punch Linneus in the face.


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