Australian Bird Names

Origins and Meanings Second Edition
Ian Fraser & Jeannie Gray

Description

This second edition of Australian Bird Names is a completely updated checklist of Australian birds and the meanings behind their common and scientific names, which may be useful, useless or downright misleading!

For each species, the authors examine the many-and-varied common names and full scientific name, with derivation, translation and a guide to pronunciation. Stories behind the name are included, as well as relevant aspects of biology, conservation and history. Original descriptions, translated by the authors, have been sourced for many species.

As well as being a book about names, this is a book about the history of the ever-developing understanding of birds, about the people who contributed to this understanding and, most of all, about the birds themselves.

Details

  • Format
    Paperback
  • Pages
    348
  • Size
    245 x 170mm
  • Publisher
    CSIRO Publishing
  • ISBN
    9781486311637
Status
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Stock Code
190679
Our Price
$39.99