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Biographies for Birdwatchers:  The Lives of Those Commemorated in Western Palearctic Bird Names by  R  B.; Mearns - Hardcover - 1988 - from Pemberley Natural History Books and Biblio.com

Biographies for Birdwatchers: The Lives of Those Commemorated in Western Palearctic Bird Names

by Mearns, B.; Mearns, R

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London: Academic Press, 1988. xx, 490, b/w illus. . HB. Fine copy in d/w.. With a foreword by Sir Peter Scott. Illustrated by the award-winning artist, Darren Rees. Over one hundred birds of the Western Palearctic bear English or Latin names that commemorate people, but few people know who these people were, and why their names became attached to the various species. This fascinating book portrays ninety-one people from Aristotle to Charles Cory to Pehr Gustaf Tengmalm, together with their life history, achievements and the species named after them. Every species is illustrated with a line drawing by Darren Rees. A marvellous blend of vivid, ironical description and much fascinating information.. [9780124874220]
  • Bookseller: Pemberley Natural History Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 37056
  • Title: Biographies for Birdwatchers: The Lives of Those Commemorated in Western Palearctic Bird Names
  • Author: Mearns, B.; Mearns, R
  • Book condition: Used
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 0124874223
  • ISBN 13: 9780124874220
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1988
  • Keywords: Biography; Birdwatching; Ornithology;

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