the branch of science concerned with classification

What is Taxonomy

Taxonomy is the branch of science concerned with classification, especially of organisms; systematics. Some examples are Ursidae: Bears Giraffidea: Giraffes, This branch studies life because it describes animals on earth.

Aristotle Life

Story of his life. Born 384 BC Stagira, Greece and died 322 BC Chalcis, Greece. He was a student to Plato. He prolific writer and polymath. As the father of the field of logic, he was the first to develop a formalized system for reasoning. When teaching at the Lyceum, Aristotle had a habit of walking about as he discoursed.

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Aristotle work

First father of taxonomy and first father of science. First to introduce qualifying organisms by types. Fisrt started sorting animals by who has blood and who doesn't . First to think of calcification anarchy. Characterised humans as highest on anarchy. Many of his categories are still used today.

Carolus Linnaeous life

From Sweeden. Lived in 1700. Died in 1778. IN 1735 he published his first book of Systema Naturae. Father was a gardener and a pastor. Because is dad was a gardener he became in love with planets.

Carolus Work

Went The University of LUND. Then transferred to the University of Uppsala. Specialized in treatment of Syphilis. Proposed groups of animals called kingdoms, classes, orders, etc. Still use system today. Originally used none living things in kingdoms but do not today.
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Picture of Carolus Linnaeus

Alfred Wallace Life

Born January 8, 1823. Died November 7, 1913. Has 3 kids. He was a British naturalist, explorer, geographer, anthropologist, and biologist. Was pore most his life. Had no family wealth to fall back on.

Alfred Wallace Work

Wrote Royal Metal. Won Gold Medal of the Société de Géographie (1870). Wallace was strongly attracted to unconventional ideas (such as evolution). He was considered the father of bibliography. Wallace's extensive work in biogeography made him aware of the impact of human activities on the natural world. Alfred Russel Wallace is most famous for his work on natural selection.
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Alfred Wallace Picture