A Primer of Botanical Latin with Vocabulary

A Primer of Botanical Latin with Vocabulary

By: Emma Short and Alex George

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Latin is one of two acceptable languages for describing new plants, and taxonomists must be able to translate earlier texts in Latin. Providing a simple explanation of Latin grammar along with an in-depth vocabulary, this is an indispensable guide for systematic botanists worldwide. All relevant parts of speech are discussed, with accompanying examples as well as worked exercises for translating diagnoses and descriptions to and from Latin. Guidelines for forming specific epithets are also included. The authors cross-reference their grammar to Stearn's Botanical Latin and to articles in the International Code of Nomenclature for Algae, Fungi and Plants. The comprehensive vocabulary is enhanced with terms from recent glossaries for non-flowering plants - lichens, mosses, algae, fungi and ferns - making this an ideal resource for anyone looking to hone their understanding of Latin grammar and to translate botanical texts from the past 300 years.

Title: A Primer of Botanical Latin with Vocabulary

Author Name: Emma Short and Alex George

Categories: Botany, Botany, Latin,

Publisher: UK, Cambridge University Press: 2013

ISBN Number: 1107693756

ISBN Number 13: 9781107693753

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: New

Type: Book

Size: 22.8 x 15.2 x 1.4 cm

Kg: 1.00 Kg

Seller ID: 003041