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The Resource Mrs Moreau's warbler : how birds got their names, Stephen Moss

Mrs Moreau's warbler : how birds got their names, Stephen Moss

Label
Mrs Moreau's warbler : how birds got their names
Title
Mrs Moreau's warbler
Title remainder
how birds got their names
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Moss
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
We use names so often, and with such little thought, that we often forget to pause and wonder about their origins. What do they mean? Where did they come from? And who originally created them? Since the dawn of mankind we have been driven by a primordial urge to name the birds and beasts of the earth and skies. It is through names that we make sense of the world around us, and through understanding these names, we can arrive at a greater awareness of our world. Many of our most familiar birds are named after people or places, sometimes after their sound or appearance, or perhaps after their quirky little habits. But sometimes a little more detective work is required to find the deeper meanings and stories behind the names. And a familiar face such as the blackbird, may not turn out to be named after its colour after all
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moss, Stephen
Dewey number
  • 598'.014
  • 598'.014
  • 598'.014
  • 598.014
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Birds
  • Popular Science and Mathematics
Label
Mrs Moreau's warbler : how birds got their names, Stephen Moss
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2018
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781783350919
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
x, 357 pages
Isbn
9781783350919
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
Mrs Moreau's warbler : how birds got their names, Stephen Moss
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2018
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781783350919
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
x, 357 pages
Isbn
9781783350919
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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