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On Monsters and Marvels Format: Paperback

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ISBN 10: 0226645630 / ISBN 13: 9780226645636
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Title: On Monsters and Marvels Format: Paperback

Publisher: University of Chicago press

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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.

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