April 22, 2018

Read e-book online Ancient Natural History: Histories of Nature (Sciences of PDF

By Roger French

ISBN-10: 0415088801

ISBN-13: 9780415088800

ISBN-10: 0415115450

ISBN-13: 9780415115452

Ancient normal History surveys the ways that humans within the old global considered nature. The writings of Aristotle, Theophrastus, Strabo, Pliny are tested, in addition to the preferred ideals in their contemporaries. Roger French unearths that a similar natural-historical fabric used to be used to serve the needs of either the Greek thinker and the Christian allegorist, or of a taxonomist like Theophrastus and a collector of curiosa like Pliny. He argues convincingly that the causes of historical writers on nature have been infrequently `scientific' and, certainly, that there has been probably not any technological know-how in any respect within the historic world.
This e-book will make attention-grabbing analyzing for college students, lecturers and a person who's drawn to the heritage of technological know-how, or within the historic background of ideas.

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