Animals: From Mythology to Zoology
Facts on File | 2010 | ISBN: 0816061017 | 209 pages | PDF | 10,7 MB
Animals begins its story in ancient Greece, at a time when thinkers were trying to construct a coherent image of the universe. They needed to make sense of the world around them and the earliest theories explaining the origins of animals were drawn from the experiences of hunters. Greek philosophers eventually came to realize that careful observation of the animal kingdom is the only basis for a true understanding of the natural world. With this realization in mind, they laid the foundation of what would become a scientific approach to phenomena.
Where Do Animals Come From? The Beginning of Science Menageries and Zoos Travelers' Tales Fantastic Beasts Fantastic Humans Observation and Understanding Classifying and Experimenting Generation, Species, and Evolution Genetics and Relationships Animal Behavior.