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The lagoon : how Aristotle invented science

Author: Armand Marie Leroi
Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In The Lagoon, acclaimed biologist Armand Marie Leroi recovers Aristotle's science. He revisits Aristotle's writings and the places where he worked. He goes to the eastern Aegean island of Lesbos to see the creatures that Aristotle saw, where he saw them. He explores Aristotle's observations, his deep ideas, his inspired guesses--and the things he got wildly wrong. He shows how Aristotle's science is deeply  Read more...
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History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Leroi, Armand Marie.
Lagoon.
New York, New York : Viking, 2014
(DLC) 2014021366
(OCoLC)870919602
Named Person: Aristotle.; Aristotle.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Armand Marie Leroi
ISBN: 9780698170391 0698170393
OCLC Number: 883341616
Description: 1 online resource (501 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: At Erato --
The island --
The known world --
The anatomies --
Natures --
The dolphin's snore --
The instruments --
The bird winds --
The soul of the cuttlefish --
Foam --
The valley of sheep --
Recipe for an oyster --
Figs, honey, fish --
The stone forest --
Kosmos --
The strait of Pyrrha.
Other Titles: How Aristotle invented science
Responsibility: Armand Marie Leroi ; with translations from the Greek by Simon MacPherson and original illustrations by David Koutsogiannopoulos.

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In The Lagoon, acclaimed biologist Armand Marie Leroi recovers Aristotle's science. He revisits Aristotle's writings and the places where he worked. He goes to the eastern Aegean island of Lesbos to see the creatures that Aristotle saw, where he saw them. He explores Aristotle's observations, his deep ideas, his inspired guesses--and the things he got wildly wrong. He shows how Aristotle's science is deeply intertwined with his philosophical system and reveals that he was not only the first biologist, but also one of the greatest.

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In elegant, stylish and often witty prose, he probes the near-legendary, almost primeval lagoon which inspired the ancient Greek's Historia animalium and animates it anew with his own incisive Read more...

 
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