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    Whose Bird (Paperback) By (author) Bo Beolens, By (author) Michael Watkins, Foreword by Ben Schott

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    DescriptionIs Bonaparte's Gull named after Napoleon Bonaparte? Is the Pallas' Sandgrouse named for the same individual as the Pallas' Warbler? This entertaining book provides for the first time a mini-biography of every person after whom a bird has been named in the English vernacular---some 1,400 individuals. Featuring 150 illustrations, Whose Bird? is arranged in the style of an encyclopedia with entries indexed both by relevant individual and by bird. The book concentrates on the people---heroes, romantics, fanatics, and many others. Entries explain who the people were, when and where they traveled, what else they did and were famous for, with whom they were connected, what they wrote and published, and how birds came to be named after them. Filled with fascinating stories about the lives and times of naturalists over the centuries, this accessible reference volume will intrigue readers at every level of interest in ornithology.


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    Title
    Whose Bird
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bo Beolens, By (author) Michael Watkins, Foreword by Ben Schott
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 402
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 464 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780300103595
    ISBN 10: 030010359X
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: WNCB
    BIC E4L: SCP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 560
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24280
    Ingram Subject Code: NA
    Libri: I-NA
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 52
    BISAC V2.8: NAT004000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    DC22: 598.072
    LC classification: QL677 .B46 2003B
    DC21: 598.072
    Thema V1.0: WNCB
    Edition statement
    Yale ed
    Illustrations note
    1, black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    29 February 2004
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Review quote
    "Something of interest and value for anyone who enjoys birds."