Elsevier's Dictionary of Plant Names - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444821829, 9780080933290

Elsevier's Dictionary of Plant Names

1st Edition

In Latin, English, French, German and Italian

Authors: G. Creber Murray Wrobel
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444821829
eBook ISBN: 9780080933290
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 20th May 1996

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Description

This comprehensive overview of plant names includes over 12,500 terms covering 298 families, 2,787 genera and 9,427 species which are listed in the alphabetical order of their botanical names. In addition, 2,109 of the more common synonyms are given and referred to their current, preferred names.
The presentation of the common names in the four languages of this dictionary is unusual in that as many as twelve names in one language are given. There are more than 17,250 English names including over 3,000 North American and 775 from Australia and New Zealand, whilst the nearly 400 Québecois and a sprinkling of West African and Mauritian names are included among the 13,300 French. More than 13,000 German and 8,600 Italian names are presented.
This dictionary will be of value to translators of scientific and general literature; scientific and botanical authors; environmentalists and ecologists; and scientific and lay readers of foreign literature.

Details

Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier Science 1996
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
eBook ISBN:
9780080933290
Hardcover ISBN:
9780444821829

About the Author

G. Creber

Affiliations and Expertise

London, UK

Murray Wrobel

Affiliations and Expertise

London, UK

Reviews

@qu:...Useful for botanists interpreting foreign or archaic sources, and for translators in general. @source:Scitech Book News