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On Monsters and Marvels

On Monsters and Marvels
Author: Ambroise Pare
ISBN 13: 9780226645636
ISBN 10: 226645630
Edition: N/A
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
Publication Date: 1995-10-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
List Price: $32.00

Ambroise Paré, born in France around 1510, was chief surgeon to both Charles IX and Henri III. In one of the first attempts to explain birth defects, Paré produced On Monsters and Marvels, an illustrated encyclopedia of curiosities, of monstrous human and animal births, bizarre beasts, and natural phenomena. Janice Pallister's acclaimed English translation offers a glimpse of the natural world as seen by an extraordinary Renaissance natural philosopher.