By Gavin Hardy,Laurence Totelin
Gavin Hardy and Laurence Totelin have introduced jointly their botanical and old wisdom to supply this distinct assessment of old botany. It examines the entire founding texts of botanical technology, resembling 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 comprises lesser identified texts starting from the 6th century BCE to the 7th century CE, in addition to a few fabric proof. 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 atmosphere, and the varied usages of vegetation within the historical international. The ebook additionally takes care to put old botany in its old, social and financial context. The authors have defined all technical botanical phrases and historic heritage notions, and therefore, this paintings will entice historians of old technological know-how, medication and know-how; classicists; and botanists attracted to the heritage in their discipline.
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