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Sir David Attenborough at the presentation of the exhibition "The Return of the Linnaeus Apostles", on display at the Royal Geographical Society, London, earlier in 2007.
  TITLE:
Sir David Attenborough on the Linnaeus Apostles


DATE:
8th October 2007

ARTICLE CONTENT:
SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH ON THE LINNAEUS APOSTLES PROJECT

...AN IMPORTANT AND INVALUABLE PROJECT...

Sir David Attenborough, one of the world's foremost broadcasters, humanists and naturalists, has written on the subject of the IK Foundation's work on publishing of the magnificent volumes, The Linnaeus Apostles - Global Science & Adventure,

"Your eight volume series devoted to the work and exploration of Linnaeus' pupils sounds an important and invaluable project".

This is particularly pertinent as Sir David is noted for his innovative educational programmes, something that fits in very well with the working ethos of the IK Foundation.

Sir David is one of today's most widely travelled naturalists who, like Linnaeus' apostles, has broken new ground and stimulated interest in natural and cultural history. As one of the pioneers of TV documentaries and as the respected face and voice of World Natural History Programmes of more than 50 years' standing, his tribute to the apostles and our long-term work lends it enormous weight, according to Lars Hansen, IK's executive director and editor-in-chief.


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