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Author Jobling, James A.

Title The Helm dictionary of scientific bird names : from aalge to zusii / James A. Jobling.

Published London : Christopher Helm, 2010.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (432 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 415-432).
Contents Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Standard abbreviations and symbols; Conventions; How to use this dictionary; Glossary; The Dictionary; Bibliography
Summary Many scientific bird names describe a bird's habits, habitat, distribution or a plumage feature, while others are named after their discoverers or in honour of prominent ornithologists. This extraordinary work of reference lists the generic and specific name for almost every species of bird in the world and gives its meaning and derivation. In the case of eponyms brief biographical details are provided for each of the personalities commemorated in the scientific names. This fascinating book is an outstanding source of information which will both educate and inform, and may even help to understand birds.
Subject Birds -- Nomenclature.
Birds -- Dictionaries -- Latin, Medieval and modern.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781408133262 (electronic bk.)
1408133261 (electronic bk.)
9781408125014 (hbk.)
1408125013 (hbk.)
Standard Number 9786612723827

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