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The science of describing : natural history in Renaissance Europe / Brian W. Ogilvie.

By: Ogilvie, Brian W.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Chicago, ill. ; London : University of Chicago Press, c2006Description: xvi, 385 p : ill., facsims. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0226620875 (cloth : alk. paper).Subject(s): Natural history -- Europe -- History -- 16th century | Science -- Europe -- History -- 16th century | Science, Renaissance
Contents: Introduction -- The world of Renaissance natural nistory -- The humanist invention of natural history -- A science of describing -- Common sense, classification, and the catalogue of nature -- Conclusion : what was Renaissance natural history
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 331-365) and index.

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