By Gavin Hardy,Laurence Totelin
Gavin Hardy and Laurence Totelin have introduced jointly their botanical and ancient wisdom to provide this specific assessment of historic botany. It examines all of the founding texts of botanical technological know-how, 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 identified texts starting from the 6th century BCE to the 7th century CE, in addition to a few fabric facts. The authors undertake a thematic procedure 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 surroundings, and the various usages of crops within the historic global. The publication additionally takes care to put old botany in its old, social and fiscal context. The authors have defined all technical botanical phrases and historic background notions, and hence, this paintings will entice historians of old technology, drugs and know-how; classicists; and botanists attracted to the background in their discipline.
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Ancient Botany (Sciences of Antiquity Series) by Gavin Hardy,Laurence Totelin