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By Roger French

ISBN-10: 0415088801

ISBN-13: 9780415088800

ISBN-10: 0415115450

ISBN-13: 9780415115452

Ancient typical History surveys the ways that humans within the old international thought of nature. The writings of Aristotle, Theophrastus, Strabo, Pliny are tested, in addition to the preferred ideals in their contemporaries. Roger French unearths 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 factors of historic writers on nature have been hardly ever `scientific' and, certainly, that there has been probably not any technological know-how in any respect within the old world.
This ebook will make attention-grabbing studying for college students, teachers and a person who's drawn to the historical past of technology, or within the historic background of ideas.

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