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Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms [Paperback]

Donald J. Borror
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Sept. 1 1960 0874840538 978-0874840537
One of the outstanding problems of the biologist, whether he be beginning student or specialists, is that of understanding technical terms. The best way to understand and remember technical terms is to understand first their component parts, or roots. This dictionary has been designed primarily to meet the needs of the beginning student, the medical student, and the taxonomist, but it should be of value to all biologists.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Indespensible Learning Tool! Sept. 18 2002
This compact, easy-to-use book is a must for any science-related field of study. By using this book, you learn what the parts of scientific words mean. This provides the student/scientist with an explanation of why a structure or organism has a particular name. This understanding keys the person to remember the term more easily, giving the real meaning to the word instead of the word being just being a large group of letters. I have seen students go from, "How am I going to remember that!" to "AH HA! It makes sense!" As I teach, I frequently give the students the meaning of the root words. This book is where I learned it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Coin your own words... June 18 1998
I would broaden the appeal to all scientists and laypeople who are interested in understanding the descriptive meaning of the roots of technical terms, or who may want to coin a new word for whatever deviant purposes may come to mind. As a geologist, I find that mineral names, rock-types, descriptive terms, and fossil names all have interesting roots, but the terms do not appear in most dictionaries, and specialized technical dictionaries often do not indicate word origins. This is a great book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the neatest little books I have ever seen. Sept. 28 2001
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I bought this book as a recommended supplement to a college biology class. The professor said that the book would help us to remember all of the words that we needed to memorize because it translates them from gibberish into logical forms. I always keep this book handy now, as it is easy to use and truly interesting. This book should be as common as a dictionary, it is certainly as useful.
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As a beginning grad student in hort in 1972, I was introduced to this book by one of my professors. Among all the books I have collected, this is the one I have used most often. I love plants, and this book of words helps me understand and identify the plants I study, and to recognize their features. I often recommend it to my students. I'm glad it's still in print. It's a real treasure.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A samll book that is a huge resource. Oct. 4 1998
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I have worn out 3 copies of this marvelous book. I keep trying to find larger versions ot this book but can find none--regardless of size--that matches Dr. Borrors little volume. This is the Strunk and White for word roots and combining forms. Useful for virtually everyone. A must for anyone even remotely interested in any aspect of science.
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5.0 out of 5 stars You'll use it everyday Nov. 10 2002
I bought this to help me pick apart the more difficult words and latin names in our Vertebrate Zoology course... this has been the biggest help ever. You can find the meaning of almost any word, and even make your own words up! I use this book about every 3 minutes when I sit down to study, it's great!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent pocket-sized reference! March 8 1998
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As a medical student, I have found this small but concise dictionary to be an invaluable aid in understanding scientific terminology, most of which is based on Latin word roots. I think most people in the life sciences would find the book a useful adjunct to their bookshelf.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book
It is a useful book for learning. I was a little disappointed that it turns out a small size book. With the price, it will become costy.
Published 6 months ago by Brenda Liang
4.0 out of 5 stars Great resource
This book was recommended in a book on teaching reading. It is a great reasource to have when you are trying to learn and teach what the different roots in the English language... Read more
Published 13 months ago by dm68
5.0 out of 5 stars handy
Nice little reference (134 pages) packed with word roots and their definitions - adds a little poetry to the scientific names we come across in insects and others
Published on Sept. 8 2003 by merrymousies
5.0 out of 5 stars Super little reference
I used this when a bioscience major at Colo State Univ in
the 60's. It was invaluable then and it still remains on
my book shelf as a reference. Thanks Dr. Borror!
Published on April 7 2002 by Marko Mikulich, Educational Resource Development Corp.
5.0 out of 5 stars Phenomenal- A superb book for all studies of science!
My science teacher has this book and loves it. A while ago, we studied dinosaurs and I wanted to know what all the names meant. Read more
Published on Feb. 10 2000 by Penina Freedenberg
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb reference for scientific terminology
I started using this book in 1979 at the advice of my Undergrad Zoology teacher. Now as a new high school teacher, I find that I return to this book to help my students understand... Read more
Published on July 26 1999
5.0 out of 5 stars No better way to increase your vocabulary
You can't do yourself or anyone else interested in words a better favor than by buying this book. For fifteen years it's been beside me (or in the bathroom! Read more
Published on Dec 11 1998
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