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Natural History: a Selection by Gaius…

Natural History: a Selection

by Gaius Plinius Secundus (Pliny the Elder)

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Pliny was a "scientist" of his day. Although recording natural phenomena - he tied watching the destruction of Pompeii from a ship in its harbor - he also recorded the weird beliefs of the day, such as the weasel being the most destructive of all creatures, so horrific even alligators fear it. (They have a penchant for rushing down the throat when the gator is yawning and eating its way out!) Novel information and an entertaining book. ( )
  JVioland | Jul 14, 2014 |
Entertaining - especially to think this was a scientific journal of its day. ( )
  starkravingmad | May 2, 2012 |
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