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Verklarend woordenboek van wetenschappelijke plantennamen (Dictionary of scientific plant names)

 

I can almost hear you think: a dictionary? To me, this is a real storybook. I love to spend some time with it, just opening it at a random page and reading the explanation of a word. 

 

This book is included in the book collection and was present at all GrootGroenPlus editions. At home, I have it within reach. I love to take it out now and then, and just browse through it. 

 

But I also find the story of the author, the writer or composer compelling; his life, education, his work in India.  

 

Reading this, you’ll soon discover that collecting and translation the scientific names must have been a painstaking task. Performed by a passionate and tireless man, who - even at old age - worked long days, from 6 in the morning until 8 at night.

 

The book was published in 1936 and contains 22,500 scientific names.

This year, it was supposed to be in the library in Zundert again. Alas; there will be no physical library this year, but I am sure that it will be included in the next edition of GGP! If you have the chance; just grab it and browse through it.

 

 

Specifications:

Author: C.A. Backer

Publisher: Veen, L.J.

ISBN: 9789025495350

Biding method: Hardback

Number of pages: 704

Genre: Nature & animals

Date of publication: 01/2000

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