Penguin Books: December 2015
The remarkable but neglected story of Aristotle's founding role in the scientific study of nature
Both a travelogue and a study of the origins of science, The Lagoon
shows how an ancient thinker still has much to teach us today. Aristotle's philosophy looms large over the history of Western thought, but the subject he most loved was biology. He wrote vast treatises on animals, dissecting them, classifying them, recording how they lived, fed, and bred. He founded a science. It can even be said that he founded science itself.
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