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Bird is the Word: An Historical Perspective on the Naming of Birds

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Bird is the Word: An Historical Perspective on the Naming of Birds

By Gary H. Meiter. McDonald & Woodward Publishing Company, 2020. Bird is the Word is an unequaled compilation of the names of almost 800 birds from North America and the record of how, when, where, and by whom those names were created and drawn into the history and science of the continent’s avifauna. Part I describes the scope, structure, and content of the book, focusing on an introduction to avian taxonomy, a listing of the avian orders that are represented in North America and its environs, and insights into the different categories or groups of names that are in use throughout the North American orders. Part II, organized by order, family, genus, and species is devoted to the names of the individual species and the historical and/or cultural context of those names. A final chapter identifies and describes nine species or subspecies of birds that have become extinct since colonial times. 438 Pages. Softcover.

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MPN 9781935778424
UNSPSC 55101500
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