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In "History of Animals," Aristotle analyzes differences in parts, activities, modes of life, and character across the animal kingdom, in preparation for establishing their causes, which are the concern of his other zoological works. Over 500 species of animals are considered: shellfish, insects, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals including human beings. In BookIn "History of Animals," Aristotle analyzes differences in parts, activities, modes of life, and character across the animal kingdom, in preparation for establishing their causes, which are the concern of his other zoological works. Over 500 species of animals are considered: shellfish, insects, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals including human beings. In Books I IV, Aristotle gives a comparative survey of internal and external body parts, including tissues and fluids, and of sense faculties and voice. Books V VI study reproductive methods, breeding habits, and embryogenesis as well as some secondary sex differences. In Books VII IX, Aristotle examines differences among animals in feeding; in habitat, hibernation, migration; in enmities and sociability; in disposition (including differences related to gender) and intelligence. Here too he describes the human reproductive system, conception, pregnancy, and obstetrics. Book X establishes the female s contribution to generation. The Loeb Classical Library(r) edition of "History of Animals" is in three volumes. A full index to all ten books is included in the third (Volume XI of the Aristotle edition...

Title : History of Animals 7-10
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ISBN : 9780674994836
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 616 Pages
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History of Animals 7-10 Reviews

  • Joe Basile
    2019-01-11 07:01

    Astonishing - really. History of Animals, written over 2,300 years ago, is a major work of zoology, recording Aristotle's observations (and to some extent third party reports) of the anatomies and behaviors of more than 500 species. The work is certainly not without error, but an amazing number of Aristotle's observations are dead accurate and many could not have been made other than by concluding that he must have been a careful and accomplished dissectionist. A number of the observations recorded in History were discarded as fanciful - until they were reconfirmed by biologists' observations in the 19th century. If one reads History of Animals against the standard of a completely accurate work of zoological science, one is wasting his time and missing the point. The treatise is nothing less than a tour de force when considered in light of the surrounding body of knowledge and tools available to its author.