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Author Ogilvie, Brian W.

Title The science of describing : natural history in Renaissance Europe / Brian W. Ogilvie
Published Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press ; Bristol : University Presses Marketing [distributor], 2008
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Contents Introduction -- The world of Renaissance natural history -- The humanist invention of natural history -- A science of describing -- Common sense, classification, and the catalogue of nature -- Conclusion : what was Renaissance natural history
Notes Originally published: 2006
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Natural history -- Europe -- History -- 16th century.
Science -- Europe -- History -- 16th century.
Science, Renaissance.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0226620867 (electronic bk.)
9780226620862 (electronic bk.)