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The Resource Birds: what's in a name? : from Accipiter to Zoothera : the origin of bird names, Peter Barry

Birds: what's in a name? : from Accipiter to Zoothera : the origin of bird names, Peter Barry

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Birds: what's in a name? : from Accipiter to Zoothera : the origin of bird names
Title
Birds: what's in a name?
Title remainder
from Accipiter to Zoothera : the origin of bird names
Statement of responsibility
Peter Barry
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Author
Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
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 s̀cientific' 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
Cataloging source
NZFEP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barry, Peter
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Birds
Label
Birds: what's in a name? : from Accipiter to Zoothera : the origin of bird names, Peter Barry
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bar code
  • 31223123458177
  • 31223123458169
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9781925546040
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1016830778
Label
Birds: what's in a name? : from Accipiter to Zoothera : the origin of bird names, Peter Barry
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bar code
  • 31223123458177
  • 31223123458169
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9781925546040
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1016830778

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