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The Resource Australian bird names : origins and meanings, Ian Fraser and Jeannie Gray

Australian bird names : origins and meanings, Ian Fraser and Jeannie Gray

Label
Australian bird names : origins and meanings
Title
Australian bird names
Title remainder
origins and meanings
Statement of responsibility
Ian Fraser and Jeannie Gray
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An entertaining account of the stories behind the names of Australian birds. 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. This Second Edition has been revised to follow current taxonomy and understanding of the relationships between families, genera and species. It contains new taxa, updated text and new vagrants and will be interesting reading for anyone with a love of birds, words or the history of Australian biology and bird-watching
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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1951-
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Fraser, Ian
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Gray, Jeannie
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  • Birds
  • Birds
  • Birds
Target audience
adult
Label
Australian bird names : origins and meanings, Ian Fraser and Jeannie Gray
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066029883
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xviii, 345 pages
Isbn
9781486311637
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019031289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1114328450
Label
Australian bird names : origins and meanings, Ian Fraser and Jeannie Gray
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066029883
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xviii, 345 pages
Isbn
9781486311637
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019031289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1114328450

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