Download e-book for kindle: Ancient Botany (Sciences of Antiquity Series) by Gavin Hardy,Laurence Totelin

By Gavin Hardy,Laurence Totelin

ISBN-10: 0415311195

ISBN-13: 9780415311199

ISBN-10: 0415311209

ISBN-13: 9780415311205

Gavin Hardy and Laurence Totelin have introduced jointly their botanical and historic wisdom to provide this exact evaluate of old botany. It examines the entire founding texts of botanical technology, corresponding to Theophrastus' Enquiry into Plants, Dioscorides' Materia Medica, Pliny the Elder's Natural History, Nicolaus of Damascus' On Plants, and Galen' On easy Remedies, but additionally contains lesser recognized texts starting from the 6th century BCE to the 7th century CE, in addition to a few fabric facts. The authors undertake a thematic strategy instead of a chronological one, contemplating very important concerns corresponding to the definition of a plant, nomenclature, classifications, body structure, the hyperlink among crops and their setting, and the varied usages of vegetation within the old global. The e-book additionally takes care to put old botany in its historic, social and fiscal context. The authors have defined all technical botanical phrases and old background notions, and consequently, this paintings will attract historians of old technological know-how, medication and know-how; classicists; and botanists attracted to the historical past in their discipline.

Show description

Read Online or Download Ancient Botany (Sciences of Antiquity Series) PDF

Similar botany books

Download e-book for iPad: Genetic Improvement of Bioenergy Crops by Wilfred Vermerris

Ethanol as a substitute gasoline is receiving loads of consciousness since it addresses issues regarding dwindling oil offers, strength independence, and weather swap. the vast majority of the ethanol within the US is made from corn starch. With the U.S. division of Energy’s objective that 30% of the gas within the US is made out of renewable assets through 2030, the predicted call for for corn starch will speedy exceed the present construction of corn.

Functional Plant Ecology, Second Edition (Books in Soils, - download pdf or read online

Following within the footsteps of the winning first variation, practical Plant Ecology, moment variation continues to be the main authoritative source during this multidisciplinary box. broadly revised and up to date, this ebook investigates plant constitution and behaviour around the ecological spectrum. It good points the ecology and evolution of plant crowns and addresses techniques to generalization in sensible plant ecology, together with the species-sampling challenge, plant ecology technique schemes, and phylogeny.

Download e-book for iPad: Seaweed Ecology and Physiology by Catriona L. Hurd,Paul J. Harrison,Kai Bischof,Christopher S.

In coastal seas, from the tropics to the poles, seaweeds offer the strength required to help varied coastal marine lifestyles and supply habitat for invertebrates and fish. conserving the hugely profitable process and constitution of the 1st version, it is a synthesis of the position of seaweeds in underpinning the functioning of coastal ecosystems around the globe.

Barbara M. Schmidt,Diana M. Cheng,Diana M. Klaser Cheng's Ethnobotany: A Phytochemical Perspective PDF

Ethnobotany: A Phytochemical Perspective explores the chemistry at the back of hundreds of thousands of plant medicinal drugs, dyes, fibers, flavors, poisons, insect repellants, and plenty of different makes use of of botanicals. Bridging the space among ethnobotany and chemistry, this publication provides an advent to botany, ethnobotany, and phytochemistry to obviously sign up for those fields of research and spotlight their significance within the discovery of botanical makes use of in smooth and study.

Additional info for Ancient Botany (Sciences of Antiquity Series)

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Ancient Botany (Sciences of Antiquity Series) by Gavin Hardy,Laurence Totelin

by John

Rated 4.61 of 5 – based on 37 votes