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Natural History by Pliny the Elder
Book DescriptionPliny 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674993884
(170mm x 120mm x 30mm)
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-1989
Country of Publication: United States
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Natural History, Paperback (August 1991)» View all books by Pliny the Elder
A work that ranges from astronomy to art and from geography to zoology. Mingling acute observation with often wild speculation, it offers a view of the world as it was understood in the first century AD, whether describing the danger of diving for sponges, the first water-clock, or the use of asses' milk to remove wrinkles.
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