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The Natural History Volume 2

Pliny the Elder

Naturalis Historia (Latin for "Natural History") is an encyclopedia published circa AD 77-79 by Pliny the Elder. It is one of the largest single works to have survived from the Roman empire to the modern day and purports to cover the entire field of ancient knowledge, based on the best authorities available to Pliny. The work became a model for all later encyclopedias in terms of the breadth of subject matter examined, the need to reference original authors, and a comprehensive index list of the contents. The scheme of his great work is vast and comprehensive, being nothing short of an encyclopedia of learning and of art so far as they are connected with nature or draw their materials from nature. The work divides neatly into the organic world of plants and animals, and the realm of inorganic matter, although there are frequent digressions in each section. He is especially interested in not just describing the occurrence of plants, animals and insects, but also their exploitation (or abuse) by man, especially Romans. The description of metals and minerals is particularly detailed, and valuable for the history of science as being the most extensive compilation still available from the ancient world. (Summary from Wikipedia) This second volume includes books six to ten, covering the following subjects: Book 6 - An account of countries, nations, seas, towns, havens, mountains, rivers, distances, and peoples who now exist or formerly existed Book 7 - Man, his birth, his organization and the invention of the arts Book 8 - The nature of the terrestrial animals Book 9 - The natural history of fishes Book 10 - The natural history of birds

Naturalis Historia (Latin for "Natural History") is an encyclopedia published circa AD 77-79 by Pliny the Elder. It is one of the largest single works to have survived from the Roman empire to the modern day and purports to cover the entire field of ancient knowledge, based on the best authorities available to Pliny. The work became a model for all later encyclopedias in terms of the breadth of subject matter examined, the need to reference original authors, and a comprehensive index list of the contents. The scheme of his great work is vast and comprehensive, being nothing short of an encyclopedia of learning and of art so far as they are connected with nature or draw their materials from nature. The work divides neatly into the organic world of plants and animals, and the realm of inorganic matter, although there are frequent digressions in each section. He is especially interested in not just describing the occurrence of plants, animals and insects, but also their exploitation (or abuse) by man, especially Romans. The description of metals and minerals is particularly detailed, and valuable for the history of science as being the most extensive compilation still available from the ancient world. (Summary from Wikipedia) This second volume includes books six to ten, covering the following subjects: Book 6 - An account of countries, nations, seas, towns, havens, mountains, rivers, distances, and peoples who now exist or formerly existed Book 7 - Man, his birth, his organization and the invention of the arts Book 8 - The nature of the terrestrial animals Book 9 - The natural history of fishes Book 10 - The natural history of birds
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Naturalis Historia (Latin for "Natural History") is an encyclopedia published circa AD 77-79 by Pliny the Elder. It is one of the largest single works to have survived from the Roman empire to the modern day and purports to cover the entire field of ancient knowledge, based on the best authorities available to Pliny. The work became a model for all later encyclopedias in terms of the breadth of subject matter examined, the need to reference original authors, and a comprehensive index list of the contents. The scheme of his great work is vast and comprehensive, being nothing short of an encyclopedia of learning and of art so far as they are connected with nature or draw their materials from nature. The work divides neatly into the organic world of plants and animals, and the realm of inorganic matter, although there are frequent digressions in each section. He is especially interested in not just describing the occurrence of plants, animals and insects, but also their exploitation (or abuse) by man, especially Romans. The description of metals and minerals is particularly detailed, and valuable for the history of science as being the most extensive compilation still available from the ancient world. (Summary from Wikipedia) This second volume includes books six to ten, covering the following subjects: Book 6 - An account of countries, nations, seas, towns, havens, mountains, rivers, distances, and peoples who now exist or formerly existed Book 7 - Man, his birth, his organization and the invention of the arts Book 8 - The nature of the terrestrial animals Book 9 - The natural history of fishes Book 10 - The natural history of birds

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

14h 3m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

15:51


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

20:04


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

24:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

26:33


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

23:16


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

28:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

19:38


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

16:21


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

32:46


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

16:02


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

21:00


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

19:20


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

19:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

21:19


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:47


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:20


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

25:03


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

25:29


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

20:28


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

18:58


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

21:02


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

29:44


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

20:49


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

23:11


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

12:32


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

20:19


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

11:25


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

12:25


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

16:05


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:46


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

14:04


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

20:23


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

17:30


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

14:17


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

23:09


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

20:51


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

22:50


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

22:39


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

27:12


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

35:39