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The Natural History Volume 3

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Naturalis Historia (Latin for "Natural History") is an encyclopedia published circa AD 77-79 by Pliny the Elder. It is one of the largest single works to have survived from the Roman empire to the modern day and purports to cover the entire field of ancient knowledge, based on the best authorities available to Pliny. The work became a model for all later encyclopedias in terms of the breadth of subject matter examined, the need to reference original authors, and a comprehensive index list of the contents. The scheme of his great work is vast and comprehensive, being nothing short of an encyclopedia of learning and of art so far as they are connected with nature or draw their materials from nature. The work divides neatly into the organic world of plants and animals, and the realm of inorganic matter, although there are frequent digressions in each section. He is especially interested in not just describing the occurrence of plants, animals and insects, but also their exploitation (or abuse) by man, especially Romans. The description of metals and minerals is particularly detailed, and valuable for the history of science as being the most extensive compilation still available from the ancient world. (Summary from Wikipedia)

This third volume includes books eleven to fifteen, covering the following subjects:
Book 11 - The various kinds of insects
Book 12 - The natural history of trees
Book 13 - The natural history of exotic trees and an account of unguents
Book 14 - The natural history of the fruit trees
Book 15 - The natural history of the fruit trees (11 hr 56 min)

Chapters

01 - Book 11, Chapters 1-9 :The extreme smallness of insects; whether insects r…

15:17

Read by Anna Simon

02 - Book 11, Chapter 10 - 17:The mode in which bees work; drones; the qualitie…

22:26

Read by Anna Simon

03 - Book 11, Chapters 18 - 29:Happy omens sometimes afforded by a swarm of bee…

20:08

Read by OllieB

04 - Book 11, Chapters 30 - 38:Scorpions; the grasshopper; the wings of insects…

21:06

Read by ericzundel

05 - Book 11, Chapters 39 - 57:Insects that are parasites of man; an animal whi…

33:32

Read by ericzundel

06 - Book 11, Chapters 58 - 73:The cheeks; the nostrils; the mouth; the lips; t…

23:29

Read by OllieB

07 - Book 11, Chapters 74 - 92 :The gall; the properties of the gall; the diaph…

28:55

Read by laurencetrask

08 - Book 11, Chapters 93 - 108:The hide of animals; the hair and the covering …

26:19

Read by laurencetrask

09 - Book 11, Chapters 109 - 119:The sexual parts; hermaphrodites; the testes; …

28:54

Read by Cynthia Moyer

10 - Book 12, Chapters 1 - 13:The honourable place occupied by trees in the sys…

27:47

Read by Cynthia Moyer

11 - Book 12, Chapters 14 - 28:The pepper-tree; the various kinds of pepper; Ca…

29:41

Read by Cynthia Moyer

12 - Book 12, Chapters 29 - 42:Cardamomum; the country of frankincense; the tr…

48:01

Read by Cynthia Moyer

13 - Book 12, Chapters 43 - 63:Cassia; cancamum and tarum; serichatum and gabal…

40:33

Read by Cynthia Moyer

14 - Book 13, Chapters 1 - 5:Unguents: at what period they were first introduce…

19:44

Read by Jon Ingram

15 - Book 13, Chapters 6 - 9:The palm tree; the nature of the palm tree; how th…

17:42

Read by laurencetrask

16 - Book 13, Chapters 10 - 27:The trees of Syria: the pistacia, the cottana, t…

30:15

Read by Steve Gough

17 - Book 13, Chapters 28 - 34:The trees of Aethiopia; the trees of Mount Atlas…

16:25

Read by laurencetrask

18 - Book 13, Chapters 35 - 52:The trees of Asia and Greece; the tragion; traga…

23:41

Read by MaryAnn

19 - Book 14, Chapters 1 - 4:The nature of the vine; its mode of fructification…

35:11

Read by laurencetrask

20 - Book 14, Chapters 5 - 9:Remarkable facts connected with the culture of the…

25:12

Read by laurencetrask

21 - Book 14, Chapters 10 - 23:Seven kinds of salted wines; eighteen varieties …

29:22

Read by BensonBrunswin

22 - Book 14, Chapters 24 - 29:How must is usually prepared; pitch and resin; v…

25:56

Read by BensonBrunswin

23 - Book 15, Chapters 1 - 8:The olive; the nature of the olive and of the new …

27:25

Read by Rapunzelina

24 - Book 15, Chapters 9 - 18:The various kinds of fruit-trees and their nature…

29:09

Read by rookieblue

25 - Book 15, Chapters 19 - 26:Twenty-nine varieties of the fig; historical ane…

32:55

Read by Cynthia Moyer

26 - Book 15, Chapters 27 - 40:The fleshy fruits; the mulberry; the fruit of th…

37:31

Read by rookieblue