The Names of Plants by David Gledhill

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Leiden .

Written in English

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  • Plants,
  • Botany,
  • Medieval and modern Latin language

About the Edition

A reference for botanists and horticulturalists, including an historic account of names and a comprehensive glossary.

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Description based on print version record.

Book details

LC ClassificationsQK96.G54 2008
The Physical Object
Format[electronic resource]
Pagination1 online resource (436 p.)
Number of Pages436
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25559383M
ISBN 100511478550
ISBN 109780511478550

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