L relevant My answer is yes especially if you re looking not just for a reference but for in depth instruction with motivating istorical context Obviously I m not going to read a reference book cover to cover especially one as extensive and thick as this one But I m going to claim partial credit for it Very useful No Respect handbook for botanical Latin will be looking up all of my orchids names. Dandbook summarizes the grammar and syntax of botanical Latin and covers the origins of Latin and latinized geographical names color terms symbols and abbreviations diagnoses and descriptions the formation of names and epithets and much.
A separate language I m interested in both botany and Latin couldn t pass this book up I wouldn t recommend this as one s first book on botany nor would I recommend it as one s only book on Latin However as a book allowing a learner to focus on The Spirituality Revolution how Latin is used to name and describe plants this book is a treasure I m especially fond of the chapter on colorsBotanical Latin makes conside. Botanical Latin is accepted byorticulturists and botanists everywhere as the medium for naming new plants and botanical research is almost impossible without reference to the vast number of first descriptions in Latin much information.
Rable use of loanwords from Greek such loans often retain Greek inflectional patterns and the book takes care to introduce this from the start alongside the native Latin forms It s a lot to take in early on but overall I like the approachThe first edition of this book was published in 1966 One may ask with the wealth of information now easily accessible online is a book of this sort stil. Is available in no other language For gardeners too a working knowledge of botanical Latin is essential for the accurate identification of plants in the garden Now available in paperback the fourth edition of this internationally renowne.