- Paperback: 560 pages
- Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated; 4 edition (April 1, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0881926272
- ISBN-13: 978-0881926279
- Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 1.7 x 9.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 26 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #234,377 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Botanical Latin 4th Edition
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As Stearn states in his "Apologia" of a preface, "this book aims to provide a working guide to the special kind of Latin internationally used by botanists for the description and naming of plants." First published in 1966, Botanical Latin is the standard work in its field, a bible for botanists and a source of useful and trivial information for avid gardeners, etymologists, classical scholars, and others. The fourth edition has a larger format, "minor emendations" to bibliographies and text, and some 400 entries have been added to the vocabulary. This erudite and comprehensive work is recommended only for academic and specialized botanical and horticultural collections.
- Richard Shotwell, Hancock Shaker Vil lage, Pittsfield, Mass.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
“First published in 1966, this book is now a standard reference.” —American Herb Association Quarterly Newsletter
“This internationally renowned masterpiece is indispensible.” —Kalmiopsis
“This book is useful to anyone who enjoys plants.” —HerbalGram
“Botanical Latin is surely required reading for scholars of all things botanical, and it will continue to deserve its well-earned shelf space.” —Boox Review
“The reference on every botanist’s desk.” —South Florida Sun-Sentinel
“The interesting array of words. . . . will pique the curiosity of even the most casual of readers leafing through the book to slow down, pause, and browse awhile.” —SpringerWienNewYork
“A handy reference tool as well as a fascinating window onto the development of this language used to speak of plants.” —Huntia
“A handy reference and detailed research too.” —World of Wood
“A wonderful book. . . just fascinating. . . completely updated.” —Charlottesville Daily Progress
“If you’re looking for the foremost authority on Latin plant names—including all the when’s and where’s and why’s of how this universal plant language was developed—then this is your manual.” —Northwest Garden News
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