The Naming of the Shrew: A Curious History of Latin Names download free [PDF and Ebook] by John Wright

The Naming of the Shrew: A Curious History of Latin Names download free [PDF and Ebook] by John Wright year 2015
  • Book name: The Naming of the Shrew: A Curious History of Latin Names
  • Author: John Wright
  • Release date: 2015/9/22
  • Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLC
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Natural History
  • ISBN: 9781408865552
  • Rating: 8.95 of 10
  • Votes: 772
  • Review by: Preston Esparza
  • Review rating: 8.55 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/12
  • Total pages: 320
  • Includes a PDF summary of 27 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Latin names - frequently unpronounceable, all too often wrong and always a tiny puzzle to unravel - have been annoying the layman since they first became formalised as scientific terms in the eighteenth century. Why on earth has the entirely land-loving Eastern Mole been named Scalopus aquaticus, or the Oxford Ragwort been called Senecio squalidus - `dirty old man'? What were naturalists thinking when they called a beetle Agra katewinsletae, a genus of fish Batman, and a Trilobite Han solo? Why is zoology replete with names such as Chloris chloris chloris (the greenfinch), and Gorilla gorilla gorilla (a species of, well gorilla)?The Naming of the Shrew will unveil these mysteries, exploring the history, celebrating their poetic nature and revealing how naturalists sometimes get things so terribly wrong. With wonderfully witty style and captivating narrative, this book will make you see Latin names in a whole new light.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 17H52M
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Historical & Comparative Linguistics, Mycology, Fungi (non-medical), Language Teaching & Learning Material & Coursework, Popular Science, Taxonomy & Systematics, Usage & Grammar Guides, Trees, Wildflowers & Plants, Zoology & Animal Sciences
  • Available formats: TCR, DOC, PDF, WORD, PRC, TXT, EPUB, TCR. Compressed in TGZ, RAR, 7Z, IMG, TAR.BZ, ZIP
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 12.02 USD
  • Dimensions: 129x198x22mm
  • Weight: 259g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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