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Ancient Natural History. Histories of Nature.
Routledge, London / New York, 1994. 1st ed. 357p. ills. Paperback. Nice copy.French 'presents a wide-angled view of the relationship between the physical world, the gods, Greek philosophy and the purposes of those who expressed such different notions about 'nature'. Aristotle's zoology, Theophrastus' works on plants and Strabo's geography form the core of the work. (...) F.'s assessment of Ancient Natural History is well presented and illustrated. It will be an essential vade-mecum for anyone interested in further exploring this fascinating aspect of the ancient world.' (JOHN F. HEALY in The Classical Review (New Series), 1995, pp.403-04). From the library of the late Prof. W. Geoffrey Arnott.