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