One Interesting Thing, and 2 Interesting Books .:.

Before 1758, most biological catalogues had used polynomial names for the taxa included, including earlier editions of Systema Naturae. The first work to consistently apply binomial nomenclature across the animal kingdom was the 10th edition of Systema Naturae.

The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature therefore chose 1 January 1758 as the “starting point” for zoological nomenclature, and asserted that the 10th edition of Systema Naturae was to be treated as if published on that date.[1]

Names published before that date are unavailable, even if they would otherwise satisfy the rules. The only work which takes priority over the 10th edition is Carl Alexander Clerck's Svenska Spindlar or Aranei Suecici, which was published in 1757, but is also to be treated as if published on January 1, 1758.[1]

This reminds me, I need to look more into George Stewart..

Right now I am reading these two books,

"The Face of
Immortality," - Physiognomy and Criticism.
Davide Stimilli

This is ** fantastic. **

"THREADS AND TRACES," - True False Fictive
Carlo Ginzburg
Translated by: Anne C. Tedeschi and John Tedeschi

Both * extremely * interesting.