Cultures of Natural History

Author: N. Jardine

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: History

Page: 501

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The first systematic general work on recent scholarship in the history of natural history.

The Natural History of Pompeii

Author: Wilhelmina Feemster Jashemski

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: Art

Page: 502

View: 116

Following the prototype established by Pliny the Elder in his Natural History, Jashemski and the volume's contributors reconstruct the environment of Pompeii, Herculaneum and the surrounding Campanian countryside, based on the evidence preserved by the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79. The volume brings together the work of geologists, soil specialists, paleobotanists, botanists, paleontologists, biologists, chemists, dendrochronologists, ichthyologists, zoologists, ornithologists, mammalologists, herpetologists, entymologists, and archaeologists, providing a complete picture of the landscape, flora, and fauna of the ancient sites.

An Introduction to the Study of Natural History

In a Series of Lectures Delivered in the Hall of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York

Author: Louis Agassiz



Category: Animal Population Groups

Page: 58

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The Natural History of Aleppo

Containing a Description of the City, and the Principal Natural Productions in Its Neighbourhood. Together with an Account of the Climate, Inhabitants, and Diseases; Particularly of the Plague

Author: Alexander Russell



Category: Aleppo (Syria)


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Worlds of Natural History

Author: Helen Anne Curry

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: Science

Page: 682

View: 637

Explores the development of natural history since the Renaissance and contextualizes current discussions of biodiversity.