domingo, 13 de marzo de 2011

Inglés 003: Beetle

But it’s a project that depends on a dwindling expertise: taxonomy, or the identification and naming of living things. In the 1700s and 1800s, taxonomy was a thriving hobby for wealthy European gentlemen; Charles Darwin, for example, was an avid collector of beetles. In fact, the Metropolitan Flora Project uses these older records to compare what grows in New York now with what grew in Colonial times, when New Yorkers didn’t have such an intense impact on the land. (In the winter of plant taxonomy - Blog: ScienceLine - 2010 NYU Journalism)


Ingles - Español: sustantivo

  1. Zool escarabajo
  • an insect with a hard shell-like back

  1. a black beetle
  2. a death watch beetle
  3. a dung beetle