The Naming of the Shrew: A Curious History of Latin Names

Binding: Hardcover
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ISBN: 9781408816981
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: English
Page Count: 303
Size: 8.14" l x 5.37" w x 1.09"
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Latin names - frequently unpronounceable, all too often wrong and always a tiny puzzle to unravel - have been annoying the layman since they first became formalized as scientific terms in the eighteenth century. 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.

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