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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
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. Through unexpected encounters with the bird kingdom, from the familiar sparrow to the many-coloured rush-tyrant of Patagonia, Stephen Moss shows us that something as small as a name can carry a whole story - an Arctic expedition, a pitched battle between rival ornithologists or the discovery of a new system of genetic hybridisation. Mrs Moreau's Warbler is a journey through time, from when humans and birds first shared the world, up to the present day, as we find ourselves struggling to coexist sustainably with our feathered friends." --Publisher description
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moss, Stephen
Dewey number
598.014
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL677
LC item number
.M67 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Birds
Target audience
adult
Label
Mrs Moreau's warbler : how birds got their names, Stephen Moss
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, Internet addresses and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
x, 357 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781783350902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1932084
  • 896060
Label
Mrs Moreau's warbler : how birds got their names, Stephen Moss
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, Internet addresses and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
x, 357 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781783350902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1932084
  • 896060

Library Locations

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      54 Church St., St. Catharines, Ontario, L2R7K2, CA
      43.1603307 -79.2460639
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