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Lapwings, Loons and Lousy Jacks : The How and Why of Birds Names (Hardcover) (Ray Reedham)

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Reedman, an ornithologist, shares the stories behind bird names. He discusses the linguistic and historical information behind them, including the Linnaean system of scientific names, then provides the bulk of the book, which consists of discussion of the origins of common and scientific names of families of birds in Europe and their relationship to those in other regions, particularly North America, Trinidad, and Australia. He ends with description of classical legends behind bird names. The book is aligned with the second edition of the Collins Bird Guide. Distributed in the US by National Book Network. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 292
Genre: Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Natl Book Network
Author: Ray Reedham
Language: English
Street Date: October 15, 2016
TCIN: 51714575
UPC: 9781784270926
Item Number (DPCI): 248-29-2096
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