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chasing Linnaeus

That age-old Victorian sense of exploration and romance,
translated for the 21st Century.

 
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We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey.

– John Hope Franklin

 

 
 

We live in a remarkable world.  Every day we wake up to a planet pulsing with billions of years of intricate change and evolution: fish that fly, plants that eat insects, even mammals that lay eggs.  

From summit to sea, I want to know this place we inhabit as best I can.

But it's not just about the acquisition of knowledge and intellectual facts: there is a certain type of romance involved in this sort of adventure and exploration, an awe that comes from stumbling upon new vistas and being immersed in an unfamiliar culture.  

The pursuit of such a life and the collection of such experiences is what I call Chasing Linnaeus.