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Read ´ Theophrastus: Enuiry into Plants, Volume I, Books 1-5 (Loeb Classical Library No. 70) ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Read ì eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Å Theophrastus Enuiry into Plants and De Causis Plantarum by Theophrastus c 370 c 285 BCE are a counterpart to Aristotle s zoological work and the most important botanical work of antiuity now extant In the former Theophrastus classifies and describes His On Odours and Weather Signs are minor treatisesTheophrastus of Eresus in Lesbos born about 370 BCE is the author of the most important botanical works that have survived from classical antiuity He was in turn student collaborator and successor of Aristotle Like his predecessor he was interested in all aspects of human knowledge and experience especially natural science His writings on plants form a counterpart to Aristotle’s zoological worksIn the Enuiry into Plants Theophrastus classifies and describes varieties covering trees plants of particular regions shrubs herbaceous plants and cereals; in the last of the nine books he focuses on plant juices and medicinal properties of herbsEnuiry into Plants Book 1 Of the Parts of Plants and Their Composition; Of Classification Introductory How plants are to be classified; difficulty of defining what are the essential ‘parts’ of a plant especially if plants are assumed to correspond to animals The essential parts of plants and the materials of which they are made Definitions of the various classes into which plants may be divided Exact classification impracticable other possible bases of classification Differences as to appearance and habitat Characteristic differences in the parts of plants whether general special or seen in ualities and properties Differences as to ualities and properties Further special differences Differences in root Of trees principally and their characteristic.
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Read ´ Theophrastus: Enuiry into Plants, Volume I, Books 1-5 (Loeb Classical Library No. 70) ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Read ì eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Å Theophrastus Other trees peculiar to particular localities Of the differences in various shrubs buckthorn withy Christ’s thorn bramble sumach ivy smilax spindle tree Book 4 Of the Trees and Plants Special to Particular Districts and Positions Of the importance of position and climate Of the trees special to Egypt and of the carob Of the trees and shrubs special to Libya Of the trees and herbs special to Asia Of the plants special to northern regions Of the auatic plants of the Mediterranean Of the auatic plants of the ‘outer sea’ ie Atlantic Persian Gulf etc Of the plants of rivers marshes and lakes especially in Egypt Of the plants peculiar to the lake of Orchomenos Lake Copaïs especially its reeds and of reeds in general Of rushes Of the length or shortness of the life of plants and the causes Of diseases and injuries done by weather conditions Of the effects on trees of removing bark head heartwood roots etc; of various causes of death Book 5 Of the Timber of Various Trees and Its Uses Of the seasons of cutting Of the wood of silver fir and fir Of the effects on timber of climate Of knots and ‘coiling’ in timber Of differences in the texture of different woods Of differences in timber as to hardness and heaviness Of differences in the keeping uality of timber Which kinds of wood are easy and which hard to work Of the core and its effects Which woods can best support weight Of the woods best suited for the carpenter’s various purposes Of the woods used in ship building Of the woods used in house building Of the uses of the wood of particular trees Of the localities in which the best timber grows Of the uses of various woods in making fire charcoal fuel fire sticks.Theophrastus Å 8 Summary
Read ´ Theophrastus: Enuiry into Plants, Volume I, Books 1-5 (Loeb Classical Library No. 70) ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Read ì eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Å Theophrastus Special differences as to knots As to habit As to shedding of leaves Differences in leaves Composition of the various parts of a plant Differences in seeds Differences in taste Differences in flowers Differences in fruits General differences affecting the whole plant Book 2 Of Propagation Especially of Trees Of the ways in which trees and plants originate Instances of degeneration from seed Effects of situation climate tendance Of spontaneous changes in the character of trees and of certain marvels Of spontaneous and other changes in other plants Of methods of propagation with notes on cultivation Of the propagation of the date palm; of palms in general Further notes on the propagation of trees Of the cultivation of trees Of remedies for the shedding of the fruit caprification Book 3 Of Wild Tubes Of the ways in which wild trees originate Of the differences between wild and cultivated trees Of mountain trees of the differences found in wild trees Of the times of budding and fruiting of wild as compared with cultivated trees Of the seasons of budding Of the comparative rate of growth in trees and of the length of their roots Of the effects of cutting down the whole or part of a tree Of other things borne by trees besides their leaves flowers and fruit Of ‘male’ and ‘female’ in trees the oak as an example of this and other differences Of the differences in firs Of beech yew hop hornbeam lime Of maple and ash Of cornelian cherry cornel ‘cedars’ medlar thorns sorb Of bird cherry elder willow Of elm poplars alder semyda bladder senna Of filbert terebinth box krataigos Of certain other oaks arbutus andrachne wig tree Of cork oak kolatea koloitia and of certain.
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