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By Roger French

Ancient normal History surveys the ways that humans within the historical global thought of nature. The writings of Aristotle, Theophrastus, Strabo, Pliny are tested, in addition to the preferred ideals in their contemporaries. Roger French reveals that a similar natural-historical fabric used to be 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 causes of historic writers on nature have been not often `scientific' and, certainly, that there has been not likely any technology in any respect within the old world.
This publication will make interesting interpreting for college kids, lecturers and an individual who's drawn to the background of technological know-how, or within the old historical past of ideas.

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