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Gods and Goddesses in the Garden : Greco-Roman Mythology and the Scientific Names of Plants
by Peter Bernhardt


Overview - Bernhardt reveals the rich history and mythology that underlie the origins of many scientific plant names in a series of interlocking stories. Each chapter opens with a short version of a classical myth, then links the tale to plant names, showing how each plant "resembles" its mythological counterpart with regard to its history, anatomy, life cycle, and conservation  Read more...

 
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Overview
Bernhardt reveals the rich history and mythology that underlie the origins of many scientific plant names in a series of interlocking stories. Each chapter opens with a short version of a classical myth, then links the tale to plant names, showing how each plant "resembles" its mythological counterpart with regard to its history, anatomy, life cycle, and conservation

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780813542669
  • ISBN-10: 0813542669
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • Publish Date: March 2008
  • Page Count: 239


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