Hagþenkir, the Association of Non-fiction and Educational Writers in Iceland conferred on Wednesday 1 March it´s special award for academic work of outstanding quality at a ceremony in the National Library to Viðar Hreinsson for the book Jón lærði og náttúrur náttúrunnar (Jon the Learned and the natures of nature), published by Lesstofan in cooperation with the Icelandic Museum of Natural History.
The resolution words of the Accreditation Council said: "The author writes with sensitivity about the adventurous life of a man on the verge of antiquity and modernity in the context of European history of science."
That same day, 1 March, a small exhibition was set up at the Library about the book and there are also manuscripts from the Library´s collection connected to Jon the Learned. The exhibition closes 22 August.
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