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Ancient Botany.

Author: Gavin Hardy; Laurence Totelin
Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2009.
Series: Sciences of Antiquity Series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Includes illustrations of coins and pottery, and botanical images of medieval manuscripts such as "De Materia Medica", as well as a bibliography. This book studies writers such as Menestor and  Read more...

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Hardy, Gavin.
Ancient Botany.
Florence : Taylor and Francis, ©2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gavin Hardy; Laurence Totelin
ISBN: 9780203458358 0203458354 1134386788 9781134386789
OCLC Number: 932337729
Description: 1 online resource (257 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Note to the reader; Abbreviations; 1 Introduction; 1.1 General introduction; 1.2 The sources; Notes; 2 Acquiring knowledge of plants in the ancient world; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Personal observation; 2.3 Things heard; 2.4 Written sources; 2.5 Conclusions; Notes; 3 Organising the vegetable kingdom; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Plants in the order of things; 3.3 Diaphorai, eidos and genos; 3.4 Ancient systems of plant classification; 3.5 Lichens, fungi and other organisms; 3.6 Conclusions; Notes. 4 Naming, describing and depicting plants in antiquity4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Naming plants in antiquity; 4.3 Describing plants in antiquity; 4.4 Depicting plants in antiquity; 4.5 Conclusions; Notes; 5 The life of a plant; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Generation; 5.3 Growth; 5.4 Annual processes: budding, flowering, fruiting and leaf-shedding; 5.5 Old age and death; 5.6 Diseases; 5.7 Conclusions; Notes; 6 Airs, waters and places: plants and their environments in antiquity; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Cultivated and wild; garden and forest; 6.3 Ethnic vegetables and plant transplantation. 6.4 Aquatic plants6.5 Plant conservation issues in antiquity; 6.6 Conclusions; Notes; Conclusions: useful and wonderful plants; Bibliography; Passages cited; Index of plants; General index.
Series Title: Sciences of Antiquity Series.

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