Overview

How did the delphinium get its name? Which parts of the body lend their names to auriculas and orchids? Why are nasturtiums and antirrhinums connected? And what does an everlasting pea have to do with Indian miniature paintings? This lively survey, beautifully illustrated with old woodcuts, argues that Botanical Latin is not merely useful, but fun.

It explains how and why plants have been named, includes handy lists of identifying adjectives, and takes the reader down some of the stranger byways of human endeavour and eccentricity.

SKU: 50053410
Made in the UK
Format: Hardback
Author: Peter Parker
Dimensions: H21.8x W14.6 x D3.4cm
ISBN: 9781408706169
No. of Pages: 336
Weight Details: 480g
Material: Paper

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