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

The Naming of the Shrew: A Curious History of Latin Names Audiobook download free by John Wright
  • Listen audiobook: The Naming of the Shrew: A Curious History of Latin Names
  • Author: John Wright
  • Release date: 2015/8/23
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Natural History
  • ISBN: 9781408865552
  • Rating: 7.52 of 10
  • Votes: 605
  • Review by: Simeon Sturgeon
  • Review rating: 9.83 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/10
  • Duration: 3H58M29S in 256 kbps (64 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-08-19
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: WAV, TTA, MP3, MPEG4, WMA, Shorten, FLAC (compression DEB, RAR, TBZ, ZIP, LZMA, ARJ, BZ)
  • Total pages original book: 320
  • Includes a PDF summary of 29 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 21M29S (5.8 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: 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.
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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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