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Sharks: An Eponym Dictionary
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|July 7, 2015

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This fascinating reference book delves into the origins of the vernacular and scientific names of sharks, rays, skates and chimeras. Each entry offers a concise biography, revealing the hidden stories and facts behind each species' name. Full of interesting…
Eponym Dictionary Of Odonata
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|December 4, 2018

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The Eponym Dictionary of Odonata is a comprehensive listing of all people after whom damselflies and dragonflies have been named in scientific or common names. Each entry provides details of the species and a brief biography of the person. It is also…
The Eponym Dictionary Of Birds
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|October 9, 2014

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Birdwatchers often come across bird names that include a person's name, either in the vernacular (English) name or latinised in the scientific nomenclature. Such names are properly called eponyms, and few people will not have been curious as to who some of these…
The Eponym Dictionary Of Amphibians
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|April 22, 2013

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New species of animal and plant are being discovered all the time. When this happens, the new species has to be given a scientific, Latin name in addition to any common, vernacular name. In either case the species may be named after a person, often the discoverer…
Whose Bird?: Common Bird Names and the People They Commemorate
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|January 11, 2004

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Is 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…
A-Z of birds - A birder's tales from around the world
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|December 10, 2018

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Entertaining birding anecdotes from travels round the world. In these entertaining birding anecdotes, Bo Beolens traverses many of the planet's wild places looking at birds, all told with the author's well-known flair. Each chapter is accompanied by a humorous…
The Eponym Dictionary of Birds
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|August 28, 2014

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Birdwatchers often come across bird names that include a person's name, either in the vernacular (English) name or latinised in the scientific nomenclature. Such names are properly called eponyms, and few people will not have been curious as to who some of these…