The bird name book : a history of English bird names
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416 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
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English

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-416).
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A marvelously illustrated A to Z compendium of bird names from around the globe The Bird Name Book is an alphabetical reference book on the origins and meanings of common group bird names from accentor to zeledonia. A cornucopia of engaging facts and anecdotes, this superbly researched compendium presents a wealth of incisive entries alongside stunning photos by the author and beautiful historic prints and watercolors. Myers provides brief biographies of prominent figures in ornithology--such as John Gould, John Latham, Alfred Newton, and Robert Ridgway--and goes on to describe the etymological history of every common group bird name found in standardized English. She interweaves the stories behind the names with quotes from publications dating back to the 1400s, illuminating the shared evolution of language and our relationships with birds, and rooting the names in the history of ornithological discovery. Whether you are a well-traveled birder or have ever wondered how the birds in your backyard got their names, The Bird Name Book is the ideal companion no matter where your journeys in nature may lead you.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Myers, S. (2022). The bird name book: a history of English bird names . Princeton University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Myers, Susan, 1962-. 2022. The Bird Name Book: A History of English Bird Names. Princeton University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Myers, Susan, 1962-. The Bird Name Book: A History of English Bird Names Princeton University Press, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Myers, Susan. The Bird Name Book: A History of English Bird Names Princeton University Press, 2022.

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