Illustrate Aristotle’s dissections and experiments, here his famous chick experiment
in History of Animals 6, with Thomas East Lones, an eccentric Briton of whose polymathy Aristotle would mightily have approved.
The scope of Lones’ Aristotle’s Researches in Natural Science
(1912), with its charming line drawings, was praised by eminent anatomist Agnes Arber RSA as 'remarkably wide, dealing, as it does, with the nature and value of Aristotle’s researches in physical astronomy, meteorology, physical geography, physics, chemistry, geology, botany, anatomy, physiology, embryology and zoology’.
Lones (1860–1944) was most celebrated for his folklorist research into British calendar customs, but he had studied enginering at Trinity College Dublin, and retained a strong interest in all branches of science and technology. Aristotle’s Researches in Natural Science
was his sole foray into classics; his other publications included A History of Mining in the Black Country