Henderson's Dictionary of Biological Terms

Eleanor Lawrence

Longman 1989
A book review by Danny Yee © 1994 http://dannyreviews.com/
Henderson's Dictionary of Biological Terms is a compact, conveniently sized volume. I can hardly claim to have tested it rigorously, but it has provided answers to almost all my lexical queries in biology for several years now. The only important words I have noticed missing are "apomorphy" and "exaptation". (Most of my enquiries have been within the domain of evolutionary biology.) Henderson's Dictionary also has some useful appendices, including a list of Latin and Greek root words commonly used to construct biological terms. Simple line drawings would have been a helpful accompaniment to some of the botanical and anatomical definitions, but perhaps that would have swollen the volume too much.

January 1994

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%T Henderson's Dictionary of Biological Terms
%A Lawrence, Eleanor
%I Longman
%D 1989
%O paperback, 10th edition
%G ISBN 0582064333
%P 645pp