January 12, 2018

Roger French's Ancient Natural History: Histories of Nature (Sciences of PDF

By Roger French

Ancient usual 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 reveals that an analogous natural-historical fabric was once 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 reasons of historical writers on nature have been not often `scientific' and, certainly, that there has been probably not any technological know-how in any respect within the old world.
This booklet will make interesting analyzing for college students, lecturers and a person who's drawn to the heritage of technology, or within the old historical past of ideas.

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