By Gavin Hardy,Laurence Totelin
Gavin Hardy and Laurence Totelin have introduced jointly their botanical and ancient wisdom to supply this specific review of historic botany. It examines the entire founding texts of botanical technology, reminiscent of Theophrastus' Enquiry into Plants, Dioscorides' Materia Medica, Pliny the Elder's Natural History, Nicolaus of Damascus' On Plants, and Galen' On basic 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 vital concerns reminiscent of the definition of a plant, nomenclature, classifications, body structure, the hyperlink among vegetation and their atmosphere, and the various usages of crops within the old international. The booklet additionally takes care to put old botany in its old, social and financial context. The authors have defined all technical botanical phrases and historical heritage notions, and for this reason, this paintings will attract historians of old technology, medication and expertise; classicists; and botanists attracted to the heritage in their discipline.
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