The History of Animals

Aristotle


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The History of Animals is one of the major texts on biology by the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle, written in the fourth century BC. Seen as a pioneering work of zoology, Aristotle frames his text by explaining that he is investigating the what (the existing facts about animals) prior to establishing the why (the causes of these characteristics). The book is thus an attempt to apply philosophy to part of the natural world.

Part of the Encyclopaedia Britannica’s Great Books of the Western World set.

This book has 322 pages in the PDF version. This translation by D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson was originally published in 1910.

Production notes: This ebook of The History of Animals was published by Global Grey in 2018.

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