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The Naming of the Shrew: A Curious History of Latin Names (2014)

by John Wright

Other authors: Lizzie Harper (Illustrator), Steve Leard (Cover designer), Simon Lindo (Diagrams)

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Why is an atttractive flower a 'dirty old man'? Why was the common shrew called a 'spider monkey'? and how did a beetle come to share the name of an Oscar-winning British film star? John Wright unpuzzles the mysteries behind the Latin names that classify the natural world, from the dainty 'senecio squalidus' to the furry 'mus araneus' and the scuttling 'agra katewinsletae'.… (more)

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