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Die Namen der Vögel Europas: Bedeutung der Deutschen und Wissenschaftlichen Namen [The Names of European Birds: Meaning of German and Scientific Names]

By: Viktor Wember(Author)
256 pages, 195 colour photos, 6 tables
Publisher: Aula Verlag
Die Namen der Vögel Europas: Bedeutung der Deutschen und Wissenschaftlichen Namen [The Names of European Birds: Meaning of German and Scientific Names]
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  • Die Namen der Vögel Europas: Bedeutung der Deutschen und Wissenschaftlichen Namen [The Names of European Birds: Meaning of German and Scientific Names] ISBN: 9783891048078 Edition: 3 Hardback Jul 2017 Usually dispatched within 2-3 weeks
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Language: German

What does the common house martin (Mehlschwalbe in German) to do with flour (Mehl in German), what do warblers have in common with insects, and what does the name Hoopoe (Wiedehopf in German) mean if this bird does not hop, but moves in walking fashion? The author of this book provides the answers to such questions. Examining 440 European bird species, he explains the wording of their German and scientific names as well as their meaning and origin. It is also shown that some "obvious" interpretation of a name can be wrong. In addition, the work provides linguistic and historical backgrounds for the naming of birds, as well as the occurrence and way of life of the birds. 195 colour photos support the relationship between the bird's name and its bearer. In addition – for the first time in the German language area – a complete list of the naming authorities with brief information about the person is included.

Summary in German:
Was hat die Mehlschwalbe mit dem Mehl zu tun, die Grasmücke mit einem Insekt gemein und was bedeutet der Name Wiedehopf, wenn dieser Vogel nicht hüpft, sondern schrittweise geht? Der sprach- und sachkundige Autor dieses Buches gibt zu solchen Fragen die Antworten. Am Beispiel von 440 europäischen Vogelarten erläutert er den Wortsinn ihrer deutschen und wissenschaftlichen Namen sowie deren Bedeutung und Herkunft. Dabei wird auch belegt, dass manche "offensichtliche" Deutung eines Namens falsch sein kann. Daneben liefert das Werk sprachliche und historische Hintergründe zur Namensgebung und geht auch auf Vorkommen und Lebensweise der Vögel ein. 195 farbige Fotos unterstützen den Bezug zwischen dem Vogelnamen und seinem Träger. Zusätzlich ist – erstmalig im deutschen Sprachraum – eine komplette Liste der namengebenden Autoren mit kurz gehaltenen Informationen zur Person enthalten.

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By: Viktor Wember(Author)
256 pages, 195 colour photos, 6 tables
Publisher: Aula Verlag
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