Latin for Gardeners: Over 3,000 Plant Names Explained and Explored download free [PDF and Ebook] by Lorraine Harrison

Latin for Gardeners: Over 3,000 Plant Names Explained and Explored download free [PDF and Ebook] by Lorraine Harrison year 2012
  • Book name: Latin for Gardeners: Over 3,000 Plant Names Explained and Explored
  • Author: Lorraine Harrison
  • Release date: 2012/4/7
  • Publisher: THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Science and Geography
  • ISBN: 9780226009193
  • Rating: 8.39 of 10
  • Votes: 735
  • Review by: Michael Pena
  • Review rating: 7.12 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/31
  • Total pages: 224
  • Includes a PDF summary of 20 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Since Latin became the standard language for plant naming in the eighteenth century, it has been intrinsically linked with botany. And while mastery of the classical language may not be a prerequisite for tending perennials, all gardeners stand to benefit from learning a bit of Latin and its conventions in the field. Without it, they might buy a Hellebores foetidus and be unprepared for its fetid smell, or a Potentilla reptans with the expectation that it will stand straight as a sentinel rather than creep along the ground. An essential addition to the gardener's library, this colorful, fully illustrated book details the history of naming plants, provides an overview of Latin naming conventions, and offers guidelines for pronunciation. Readers will learn to identify Latin terms that indicate the provenance of a given plant and provide clues to its color, shape, fragrance, taste, behavior, functions, and more. Full of expert instruction and practical guidance, Latin for Gardeners will allow novices and green thumbs alike to better appreciate the seemingly esoteric names behind the plants they work with, and to expertly converse with fellow enthusiasts. Soon they will realize that having a basic understanding of Latin before trips to the nursery or botanic garden is like possessing some knowledge of French before traveling to Paris; it enriches the whole experience.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 14H22M23S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Taxonomy & Systematics, Botany & Plant Sciences, Reference Works, Language Teaching & Learning Material & Coursework, Language Teaching & Learning (other Than ELT), Gardening Books, Trees, Wildflowers & Plants
  • Available formats: PDF, OEB, WORD, TCR, TXT, EPUB, DOC, HTM. Compressed in ZIP, RAR, TZ, BZ2
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 30.78 USD
  • Dimensions: 178x229x25mm
  • Weight: 703g
  • Printed by: University of Chicago Press
  • Published in: United States
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