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By: James A Jobling
432 pages, no illustrations
The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names lists the generic and specific name for almost every species of bird in the world and gives its meaning and derivation. In the case of eponyms brief biographical details are provided for each of the personalities commemorated in the scientific names.
This fascinating book is an outstanding source of information which will both educate and inform.
'It is this vast translation work for which the author should be congratulated hugely.' Birdwatch (March 2010) 'This is a serious piece of academic work...yet anyone who's curious about "Latin" names should have this book. Highly recommended.' Cage & Aviary Birds (January 2011) 'a mine of information' Bulletin of the British Ornothologists Club (2010) 'superbly thorough...makes for fascinating browsing' Birdwatching Magazine (2010)
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James Jobling is a former civil servant with a lifelong interest in birds and their names.
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