Natural History: A Selection   -     By: Pliny the Elder
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Penguin Classics / 1991 / Paperback

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This encyclopedic account of the state of science, art, and technology in the first century A.D. also provides a substantial volume of evidence about Pliny's character, temperament, and attitude toward life. Including more than 20,000 facts--from agriculture, astronomy, botany, and chemistry to geography, pharmacy, and zoology--this work is the major source of ancient beliefs about every form of useful knowledge.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 448
Vendor: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 1991
ISBN: 0140444130
ISBN-13: 9780140444131
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Pliny’s Natural History is an astonishingly ambitious work that ranges from astronomy to art and from geography to zoology. Mingling acute observation with often wild speculation, it offers a fascinating 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. Pliny himself died while investigating the volcanic eruption that destroyed Pompeii in AD 79, and the natural curiosity that brought about his death is also very much evident in the Natural History — a book that proved highly influential right up until the Renaissance and that his nephew, Pliny the younger, described ’as full of variety as nature itself’.

John F. Healy has made a fascinating and varied selection from the Natural History for this clear, modern translation. In his introduction, he discusses the book and its sources topic by topic. This edition also includes a full index and notes.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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