A Murmuration of Starlings by Steve Palin
Have you ever wondered what the collective nouns of animals and birds are? This book is absolutely fascinating. A grist of bees and a cete of badgers are terms we have not come across until diving into this wonderful book, by author Steve Palin. Many terms have their roots in medieval times, in particular applied to those creatures hunted by man, and subject to the etiquette of their proper group names.
Author Steve Palin has beautifully illustrated and given the background to about fifty different animals and birds with interesting collective nouns – and listed 420 of them in his glossary.
This elegant little book – A Murmuration of Starlings – will appeal to all those with a fascination for the English language, those who want the answers for quizzes and crossword puzzles, and those with an interest in animals and birds.
Author: Steve Palin
Illustrator: Steve Palin
Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books
Product dimensions: approx. 15 x 18 x 1 cm
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