Birds: What's In A Name? (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
210
Utgivningsdatum
2017-07-01
Förlag
New Holland Publishers
Illustrationer
Full Colour Throughout
Dimensioner
203 x 127 x 25 mm
Vikt
317 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781925546040
Birds: What's In A Name? (inbunden)

Birds: What's In A Name?

From Accipiter to Zoothera the Origin of Bird Names

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Have you ever looked through the names in a bird book and thought "It's all Greek to me!"? This entertaining and informative guide to bird names explains the meanings behind the names, many of which have fascinating origins and stories behind them. The universal system of `scientific' names, based largely on Greek and Latin, is used in all good bird books and assists birdwatchers around the world in figuring out exactly what they are looking at. While some of the names are fairly self explanatory - such as Troglodytes for the wrens, meaning `cave-dweller' - others are more mysterious. For example, did you know that the scientific name for the Ruff compares the bird to a jousting horseman - a reference to its spectacular display in the breeding season. Covering 600 bird species from around the world, Birds: What's In A Name? includes explanations for names for everything.
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Author Peter Barry lives in Aberdeen. He has travelled extensively around the world and has a lifelong fascination with birds and a special interest in the meanings of their names.