Animals: From Mythology to Zoology (Discovering the Earth) by Michael Allaby

By Michael Allaby

This new seven-volume "Discovering the Earth" set examines the efforts made through scientists within the fields of atmosphere, environmental security, and environmental technological know-how. protecting a large variety of subject matters - together with the Earth sciences, surroundings, oceans, ecology, animals, crops, and exploration - the books during this accomplished set supply a landscape of short bills of specific discoveries and the folk who made them. those tales clarify the issues that have been solved, the methods they have been approached, and, at times, the useless ends that scientists occasionally reached. excellent for prime college and school scholars and especially priceless to scholars of environmental reviews, ecology, biology, geography, geology, and the arts, the books within the "Discovering the Earth" set make clear the best way the clinical point of Western tradition has built. Written in transparent language and requiring no mathematical wisdom, those beneficial books function sidebars the place essential to clarify a specific notion in addition to full-color images, tables, charts, and additional assets.

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He had a sister and his father was wealthy. . Pliny had arrived in Rome, accompanied by his father, and it is in that city that he was educated and received the military training customary to young men of his social rank. He began his military career in Germania, the region under Roman rule bordering the River Rhine, serving under his father’s friend Publius Pomponius Secundus, who was famous as a tragic poet in addition to being an army general. Pomponius inspired Pliny with a lifelong love of learning and used his social and political connections to further Pliny’s career.

Lions were widely represented on palace furniture. , Nebuchadrezzar’s grandson Belshazzar was killed by Darius, king of Media, and the Babylonian throne usurped. That is when courtiers concocted charges against Daniel and demanded that Darius have him cast into a den of lions, according to the law. The Old Testament book of Daniel, chapter , describes how this was done, and how Daniel survived. Events of this kind very likely happened, because rulers had been keeping lions in parklands for centuries.

He would have the damsels hunt with hounds and give chase to the animals. Marco Polo did not witness this hunt himself, of course. ” His new acquaintance took Polo through the grounds, where he reported that “the chambers of the damsels have all fallen in ruin, and only vestiges of them remain. ” Facfur was the last Song ruler of Manzi and, says Marco Polo, it was his lifestyle that brought him down. “Amid this perpetual dalliance he idled his time away without once hearing the name of arms. ” Marco Polo may have exaggerated, but it is probable that the Song kings enjoyed a garden of this kind.

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