Ancient Natural History: Histories of Nature (Sciences of by Roger French

By Roger French

Ancient ordinary 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 a similar 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 explanations of historic writers on nature have been hardly ever `scientific' and, certainly, that there has been probably not any technology in any respect within the historic world.
This publication will make interesting examining for college students, lecturers and a person who's attracted to the historical past of technology, or within the historical heritage of ideas.

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