Mrs Moreau's Warbler: How Birds Got Their Names

December 14, 2018|
Mrs Moreau's Warbler: How Birds Got Their Names by Stephen Moss
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We use names so often that few of us ever pause to wonder about their origins. What do they mean? And where did they come from?

From the common starling to the many-colored rush tyrant, the names we have given to birds are some of the most vivid and evocative words in the English language. They can carry whole stories – of arctic expeditions, pitched battles between rival ornithologists or touching romantic gestures.

Through fascinating encounters with the bird kingdom and the rich cast of characters responsible for coming up with their names, inMrs Moreau’s Warbler Stephen Moss shows how these words reveal as much about ourselves and our relationship with the natural world as about the creatures they describe.
Stephen Moss is a naturalist, broadcaster, television producer and author. In a distinguished career at the BBC Natural History Unit his credits includedSpringwatch,Birds Britannia andThe Nature ofBritain. His books includeThe Robin: A Biography,A Bird in the Bush,The Bumper Book of Nature,WildHares and HummingbirdsandWild Kingdom. He ...
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Title:Mrs Moreau's Warbler: How Birds Got Their Names
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:368 pages, 8.25 X 6.2 X 1.27 in
Shipping dimensions:368 pages, 8.25 X 6.2 X 1.27 in
Published:December 14, 2018
Publisher:Faber & Faber
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781783350902

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