This reference work explains the grammar and syntax of botanical Latin, and covers the roots and origins of Latin and latinised geographical names, colour terms, symbols and abbreviations, diagnoses and descriptions, and the formation of names and epithets.
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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.About the Author:
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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Book Description David & Charles, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0715316435