Elsevier's Dictionary of Plant Names of North America including Mexico: In Latin, English (American) and Spanish (Mexican and European) (Hardback)
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Elsevier's Dictionary of Plant Names of North America including Mexico: In Latin, English (American) and Spanish (Mexican and European) (Hardback)

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Hardback 616 Pages / Published: 01/07/2003
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The border between the United States of America and Mexico is the busiest in the world. This area is also the meeting place of the two great cultures of the Western Hemisphere, Spanish-speaking Latin America and English-speaking North America. Recent demographic migrations coupled with increasing globalization have necessitated closer cooperation and communication between these groups. The area of communication of this dictionary centers around the vernacular or common names of plants. Many recent immigrants from Mexico and further south have gained employment in areas of agriculture, landscaping, and commercial plant nurseries. The new residents also bring with them a rich history of herbal medicines that are becoming increasingly popular in the United States. Both groups share interests in each other's cuisines with respect to food plants and spices. This dictionary contains the Latin, English, and Spanish names for over 7,000 species of the most important plants found mainly in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Included are native and naturalized plants as well as plants of economic value. The main section of the book is organized alphabetically by the scientific Latin genus and species of each plant. The book is also fully indexed by common names primarily in American-English and Mexican-Spanish.

Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
ISBN: 9780444512727
Number of pages: 616
Weight: 1290 g
Dimensions: 241 x 165 x 32 mm


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...This is a carefully constructed dictionary that would be a great addition to the library of any serious student, scientist, or translator. Ata Chronicle, 2004

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