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Title: The Penguin Dictionary of Biology
Description: Harmondsworth. Middlesex., Penguin, 1979. Sixth Edition, Binding: Softcover, Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 0140510036 Paperback Previous owners name and date to inside cover. Slight wear to spine. In this dictionary the authors' aim is to explain biological terms which a layman may meet when reading scientific literature; to define the terms which a student of biology has to master at the beginning of his career - the thousand or so words which so grimly guard the approaches to the science; and to provide a reminder for the professional biologist reading outside his own narrow field. The entries are not restricted to a bare definition: some information about most of the things named is given, so as to convey something of their significance in biological discussion. The authors have tried, as it were, to interpret a foreign language as it is actually used. It would be wrong to reply on etymology as a guide to correct usage. The meaning of a Greek root many be unequivocal, but biologists are not talking Greek: they are using a living language, and the proof of the meaning is in the speaking.

Keywords: Non-Fiction/Biology/Dictionary/Terms

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- Book number: 016370

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