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The Resource Latin names explained : a guide to the scientific classification of reptiles, birds & mammals, A.F. Gotch

Latin names explained : a guide to the scientific classification of reptiles, birds & mammals, A.F. Gotch

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Latin names explained : a guide to the scientific classification of reptiles, birds & mammals
Title
Latin names explained
Title remainder
a guide to the scientific classification of reptiles, birds & mammals
Statement of responsibility
A.F. Gotch
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  • Guide to the scientific classification of reptiles, birds & mammals
  • Scientific classification of reptiles, birds & mammals
  • Scientific classification of reptiles, birds and mammals
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Language
eng
Summary
Most books covering the natural world now use Latin names in referring to individual species. This welcome trend enables a species to be identified, regardless of its common name, and is applicable throughout the world. However, most people have little or no idea what the Latin names mean, or indeed why the names are given. Many natural historians and biologists, although fully conversant with the Latin names of the species in which they are interested, are unable to explain the reasoning behind these names. This book is an attempt to remedy this situation. Of the thousands of species of reptiles, birds and mammals included in this book, most have been selected because they are well known, and some because they are rare, or even on the point of extinction. This extensive coverage means that Latin Names Explained will be of practical everyday use to anyone interested in natural history. The first section of the book explains the system of classification started by the Swedish naturalist Linnaeus - Carl von Linne - during the eighteenth century, and which became known as the Binominal System. It then sets out the Orders and Families of reptiles, birds and mammals and describes the meaning of the Latin names of over 4000 individual species. There is a translation of the Latin name, and a brief explanation of the reason for giving a species that particular name. There are also separate indexes for reptiles, birds and mammals that give the common and Latin names of all the species included in the book
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Gotch, A. F.
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596/.01/4
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL9
LC item number
.G67 1996
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Reptiles
  • Birds
  • Mammals
  • Birds
  • Mammals
  • Reptiles
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Latin names explained : a guide to the scientific classification of reptiles, birds & mammals, A.F. Gotch
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  • Originally published: London : Blandford Press, 1995
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 657-658) and indexes
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
34588081
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
714 pages
Isbn
9780816033775
Lccn
95061608
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Latin names explained : a guide to the scientific classification of reptiles, birds & mammals, A.F. Gotch
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: London : Blandford Press, 1995
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 657-658) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
34588081
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
714 pages
Isbn
9780816033775
Lccn
95061608
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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