The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles

The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles

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by Bo Beolens, Michael Watkins, Michael Grayson
     
 

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Praise for The Eponym Dictionary of Mammals

"A small treasure trove of information about the people whose names are immortalized in mammalian nomenclature. Given that we mammalogists are prone to ancestor worship, I expect it to be a best-seller."— Journal of Mammalian Evolution

"This is a great reference for the mammalogy professional or

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Praise for The Eponym Dictionary of Mammals

"A small treasure trove of information about the people whose names are immortalized in mammalian nomenclature. Given that we mammalogists are prone to ancestor worship, I expect it to be a best-seller."— Journal of Mammalian Evolution

"This is a great reference for the mammalogy professional or student, or the curious naturalist."— Wildlife Activist

"A splendid book which fills a real gap in zoological literature."— International Zoo News

"This is a unique resource for the curious."— Choice

"Useful and fascinating. The Eponym Dictionary of Mammals is recommended for public libraries and academic libraries, particularly those at schools with biology and veterinary programs."— American Reference Books Annual

"This is a fascinating book—highly readable—I didn't want to put it down."— Reference Reviews

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Editorial Reviews

Birdbooker Report
Easy to use and filled with addictive—and highly useful—information... The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles is a handy and fun book for professional and amateur herpetologists alike.

— Ian Paulsen

Wildlife Activist

Investigates the person behind the names attached to many reptiles... A fun and interesting book for herpetologists and students wanting to know the backgrounds of the pioneers in their field.

American Reference Books Annual
This dictionary provides concise information on the 2,330 persons who have had reptiles named after them... An interesting, informative, and easy-to-read book.

— Edmund D. Keiser, Jr.

Time Out Sydney
The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles does precisely what it says on the box. It's a dictionary of names appended in various species of reptiles, contemporary and recently extinct alike, with a brief overview of the discoverer and the namesake (since one isn’t necessarily the other), plus a list of all that person's eponymous species... A remarkably fun book for dipping into or to skate through looking for notable names.

— Andrew P Street

Herpetological Review

Beolens and co-authors have produced a great book that is fun to read. Notably, they have already published similar books on birds and mammals... and reportedly have a companion volume on amphibians in press. If they live long enough to work through the 30,000 species of fish, a future eponym dictionary of vertebrates may keep saving biologists from buying People magazine for years to come.

Choice

It will be useful in all biological collections as the most convenient reference on the subject.

Canadian Herpetologist
Should you buy it? If you're fascinated with the human dimensions of biodiversity, probably; if you're also a logophile, absolutely.

— Tom Herman

Archives of Natural History
[An] interesting, humorous, and stimulating book.

— Alan R. Kabat

Birdbooker Report - Ian Paulsen

Easy to use and filled with addictive—and highly useful—information... The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles is a handy and fun book for professional and amateur herpetologists alike.

Time Out Sydney - Andrew P Street

The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles does precisely what it says on the box. It's a dictionary of names appended in various species of reptiles, contemporary and recently extinct alike, with a brief overview of the discoverer and the namesake (since one isn’t necessarily the other), plus a list of all that person's eponymous species... A remarkably fun book for dipping into or to skate through looking for notable names.

American Reference Books Annual - Edmund D. Keiser

This dictionary provides concise information on the 2,330 persons who have had reptiles named after them... An interesting, informative, and easy-to-read book.

Canadian Herpetologist - Tom Herman

Should you buy it? If you're fascinated with the human dimensions of biodiversity, probably; if you're also a logophile, absolutely.

Archives of Natural History - Alan R. Kabat

[An] interesting, humorous, and stimulating book.

Systematic Biology - David A. Morrison

I think that the authors are to be congratulated for the effort that they have put into these books, and for the apparent scrupulousness with which they have pursued their goals. An immense amount of research has gone into the work, tracking down obscure references and re-checking data from the original sources.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421401355
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
08/31/2011
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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