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By Gavin Hardy,Laurence Totelin

Gavin Hardy and Laurence Totelin have introduced jointly their botanical and historic wisdom to provide this precise assessment of historic botany. It examines the entire founding texts of botanical technological know-how, akin 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 proof. The authors undertake a thematic process instead of a chronological one, contemplating vital matters comparable 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 old global. The e-book additionally takes care to put old botany in its historic, social and monetary context. The authors have defined all technical botanical phrases and historic historical past notions, and hence, this paintings will attract historians of old technological know-how, drugs and know-how; classicists; and botanists attracted to the background in their discipline.

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