Beetles by BioDivLibrary on Flickr.
Dictionnaire universel d’histoire naturelle :.
Paris :Chez les editeurs MM. Renard, Martinet et cie, rue et Hotel Mignon, 2 (quartier de l’École-de-Médecine) ; et chez Langlois et Leclercq, rue de la Harpe, 81 ; Victor Masson, Place de l’Ecole-de-Médecin1847-1849.
“Avatars—The Birds of India, No. 1” by Walton Ford - 1996
Watercolor, gouache, pencil, and ink on paper
60” x 40”
Pliny the Elder, Natural History.
In the first part of book 16, Pliny talks about countries which have no trees! He alludes to how odd it is that not all men are familiar with particular trees fruits, as it means that they do not share the same relishes or flavours. He also finds it odd that Germania keeps its forests and do not cut them down to create towns or ‘use’ of them; the Romans viewed an ‘uncivilised state’ as one which lacks agricultural skills and laws and customs. Pliny is surprised, that those who live in these areas with little trees or not put to good use do not want to become slaves it is as if they live worse than slaves already! He believes that their barbaric lives would be improved if the Romans conquered them and educated them about trees.
Narwhal anatomy including unusual two horned specimens by BioDivLibrary on Flickr.
Herrn Johann Anderson, I.V.D. und weyland ersten Bürgermeisters der Freyen Kayserlichen Reichsstadt Hamburg, Nachrichten von island, Grönland und der Strasse Davis, :.
Hamburg, :verlegts Georg Christian Grund, Buchdr.,1746..