How to tell a turtle from a tortoise: a close look at nature's most confusing terms
"The book isn't merely a glossary of commonly misapplied words. Filled with fascinating facts about the world, as well as the language we use to describe it, [the author] narrates the often quirky linguistic history of these troublesome terms and gives us the current scientific consensus of their proper use"--Jacket.
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NOMENCLATURE AND TAXONOMY
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