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A Dictionary of the Roots and Combining Forms of Scientific Words
By Tim Williams
Squirrox Press, 2006
ISBN: 1411657934
Cite: 83203


(I have copied the following text from the book's back page)

If you are curious about words you can use this book to find out exactly what ARTIODACTYL means, what an ECTOLOPH is and where you can find CANTIUM. Within this book are over 12,800 entries, plus directions for using the roots, rules of pronunciation, guidance for constructing scientific names and general principles for changing Greek letters into their English equivalents.

Additionally there are appendices listing adjectival forms of geographical names, some common terms for animals, plants and structures, activities and habitats, shapes, sizes, colors, textures, patterns, numbers, quantity, direction and location, parts of the year and chemical elements.

This dictionary will be especially useful to students from many fields and particularly those from biological backgrounds, as well as being a valuable addition to any reference collection.

MY COMMENTS:

This must be the best book of its type, so far. There is far more information than in any of its rivals, including an intro. to scientific Latin and Greek. To find out more about this book, and see previews, have a look here trw-books.com