Diana Wells, Lauren Jarrett's 100 Birds and How They Got Their Names PDF
By Diana Wells, Lauren Jarrett
How did cranes come to represent matrimonial happiness? Why have been magpies the single creatures that might no longer move within Noah's Ark? Birds and fowl imagery are essential components of our language and tradition. along with her extraordinary skill to dig up curious and alluring proof, Diana Wells hatches a deal with for lively birders and armchair lovers alike. Meet the intrepid adventurers and naturalists who risked their lives to explain and identify new birds. research the legendary tales of the gods and goddess linked to fowl names. discover the avian logos utilized by our best writers--from Coleridge's albatross in "The historical Mariner" to Poe's raven.
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100 Birds and How They Got Their Names by Diana Wells, Lauren Jarrett