From Finland to Niagara Falls: Explorer Pehr Kalm in North by Markku Loytonen,Riikka Jantti,Christina Saarinen

By Markku Loytonen,Riikka Jantti,Christina Saarinen

The attention-grabbing untold tale of Finnish scientist and explorer Pehr Kalm, who in 1750, turned the 1st scientist to go to and research Niagara Falls. despatched by way of the well-known Swedish typical historian Carl Linnaeus to investigate the hot international, Kalm’s activity used to be to assemble samples and write descriptions for Linnaeus. His fascinating day trip lasted 3 and a part years, and its influence at the typical sciences was once groundbreaking. Kalm defined all that he observed: the panorama and geography, colonists’ settlements and customs, Indians and slaves, and naturally, many crops and animals. His clinical document on Niagara Falls was once the 1st, and it used to be released by means of Benjamin Franklin. states have named their country vegetation after him, and the Virginia creeper, which he introduced again from his travels, now grows in every single place Finland.

The book’s fabulous illustrations supply a correct and fascinating photo of Kalm’s trip, and the textual content is enriched via passages from Kalm’s personal commute magazine. From Finland to Niagara Falls is an illustrated historical past e-book for the younger and the curious of all ages.

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