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Australian Bird Names: A Complete Guide

Jeannie Gray Ian Fraser

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CSIRO Publishing
01 May 2013
Birds (ornithology); Wildlife: birds & birdwatching
This book is aimed at anyone with an interest in birds, words, or the history of Australian biology and birdwatching. It discusses common and scientific names of every Australian bird, to tease out the meanings, which may be useful, useless or downright misleading! The authors examine every species: its often many-andvaried common names, its full scientific name, with derivation, translation and a guide to pronunciation. Stories behind the name are included, as well as relevant aspects of biology, conservation and history.
By:   Jeannie Gray, Ian Fraser
Imprint:   CSIRO Publishing
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 245mm,  Width: 170mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   800g
ISBN:   9780643104693
ISBN 10:   0643104690
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   01 May 2013
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

<strong>Ian Fraser</strong> is a naturalist, conservationist, author, ABC broadcaster, natural history tour guide, environmental consultant and adult educator who has lived and worked in Canberra since 1980. He was awarded the Australian Natural History Medallion in 2006, for services to conservation and education, and is the author of <em>A Bush Capital Year</em>.<br><br><strong>Jeannie Gray</strong> is a retired teacher and counsellor with a lifelong passion for the study of languages and natural history.

Reviews for Australian Bird Names: A Complete Guide

A rare example of a very learned reference book that's full of fun. Essential for anyone keen on birds or words. -As well as being a book about names, this is a book about the history of ever-developing understandings of birds, about the people who contributed and, most of all, about the birds themselves.RECOMMENDATION: For anyone with a serious interest in the birds of Australia or ornithological nomenclature.---Ian Paulsen -The Birdbooker Report - As well as being a book about names, this is a book about the history of ever-developing understandings of birds, about the people who contributed and, most of all, about the birds themselves.RECOMMENDATION: For anyone with a serious interest in the birds of Australia or ornithological nomenclature. --Ian Paulsen The Birdbooker Report


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