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Cosmo Dictionary of Birds (In 3 Volumes)

 
Alfred Newton (Author)
Synopsis This is the most complete and up-to-date dictionary of birds avail able.  Including the etymologies and meanings of scientific and common names, it will be an indispensable reference for both scholars and amateur birders.  The dictionary is the only work or this type that traces the birds’ behavior, physical appearance, habitat, or the sound of their calls.  Some names refer back to ancient myths and local folklore or were bestowed to honor a great naturalist, a world traveler, or a patron of the sciences.  The author also discusses errors that arose in the naming of some birds.  Crisply written and extensively cross-referenced for ease of access.  With a full bibliography and extensive cross-referenced for ease of access.  With a full bibliography and extensive cross-references, A Dictionary of bird Names will find a permanent place on any bird-lover’s shelf.
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Bibliographic information

Title Cosmo Dictionary of Birds (In 3 Volumes)
Author Alfred Newton
Format Hardcover
Date published: 25.01.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Cosmo Publications
Language: English
isbn 8130705494
length xii+1086p., Figures; Tables; Index; 23cm.