Mrs Moreau's Warbler: How Birds Got Their Names

April 4, 2019|
Mrs Moreau's Warbler: How Birds Got Their Names by Stephen Moss
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Swallow and starling, puffin and peregrine,blue tit and blackcap. We use these namesso often that few of us ever pause to wonderabout their origins. What do they mean?Where did they come from? And whocreated them?

The words we use to name birds are some of the most lyrical and evocative in the English language. They also tell incredible stories: of epic expeditions, fierce battles between rival ornithologists, momentous historical events and touching romantic gestures.

Through fascinating encounters with birds, and the rich cast of characters who came up with their names, inMrs Moreau''s Warbler Stephen Moss takes us on a remarkable journey through time. From when humans and birds first shared the earth to our fraught present-day coexistence, Moss shows how these names 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 ...
Title:Mrs Moreau's Warbler: How Birds Got Their Names
Product dimensions:368 pages, 7.8 X 5.08 X 0.87 in
Shipping dimensions:368 pages, 7.8 X 5.08 X 0.87 in
Published:April 4, 2019
Publisher:Faber & Faber
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781783350919

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