By Gavin Hardy,Laurence Totelin
Gavin Hardy and Laurence Totelin have introduced jointly their botanical and ancient wisdom to provide this certain assessment of old botany. It examines all of the founding texts of botanical technological know-how, resembling Theophrastus' Enquiry into Plants, Dioscorides' Materia Medica, Pliny the Elder's Natural History, Nicolaus of Damascus' On Plants, and Galen' On uncomplicated Remedies, but additionally contains 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 procedure instead of a chronological one, contemplating very important concerns comparable 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 global. The booklet additionally takes care to put historic botany in its historic, social and fiscal context. The authors have defined all technical botanical phrases and historical historical past notions, and accordingly, this paintings will entice historians of historic technology, drugs and know-how; classicists; and botanists attracted to the heritage in their discipline.
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Ancient Botany (Sciences of Antiquity Series) by Gavin Hardy,Laurence Totelin