Botanical Latin: History, Grammar Syntax, Terminology and Vocabulary (English and Latin Edition)

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First published in 1966, this is a guide to aspects of Latin usage in the botanical field and is a source of information for gardeners, botanists, scientific historians, systematic etymologists and classical scholars. Now in its fourth edition, it summarizes the grammar and syntax and covers the roots and origins of Latin and latinized geographical names, colour terms, symbols and abbreviations, diagnoses and descriptions, the formation of names and epithets, and more.

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Stearn's classic covers grammar, syntax, punctuation, and vocabulary. Fascinating information on Latinate geographical names and color terms, and a listing of commonly used symbols and abbreviations, will help any serious plant lover make sense of complex botanical names.

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William T. Stearn (1911–2001) was one of Britain's most eminent botanists. During a career based first at the Royal Horticultural Society, then at the Natural History Museum, Stearn wrote some 470 books, articles, and monographs, ranging from detailed studies of plant genera, through histories and biographies, to books on botanical taxonomy, many of which have become standard works of reference.

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