Natural History: Bks.I-II v. 1 (Hardback)
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Short Description for Natural History: Bks.I-II v. 1 Pliny the Elder (23 79 CE) produced in his "Natural History" a vast compendium of Roman knowledge. Topics included are the mathematics and metrology of the universe; world geography and ethnography; human anthropology and physiology; zoology; botany, agriculture, and horticulture; medicine; minerals, fine arts, and gemstones.
- Published: 30 June 1979
- Format: Hardback 372 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780674993648 ISBN 10: 0674993640
- Sales rank: 334,753
Full description for Natural History: Bks.I-II v. 1
Pliny the Elder, tireless researcher and writer, is author of the encyclopedic "Natural History," in 37 books, an unrivaled compendium of Roman knowledge. The contents of the books are as follows. Book 1: table of contents of the others and of authorities; 2: mathematical and metrological survey of the universe; 3-6: geography and ethnography of the known world; 7: anthropology and the physiology of man; 8-11: zoology; 12-19: botany, agriculture, and horticulture; 20-27: plant products as used in medicine; 28-32: medical zoology; 33-37: minerals (and medicine), the fine arts, and gemstones. The Loeb Classical Library edition of Natural History is in ten volumes.