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Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names

By: James A. Jobling

Price: $99.95

Publisher: UK, Christopher Helm: 2009

Seller ID: A1012


Many scientific bird names describe a bird's habits, habitat, distribution or plumage, while other birds are named after their discoverers or in honour of prominent ornithologists. This extraordinary work of reference lists the genus and species name for almost every species of bird in the world as well as information about its meaning and derivation. In the case of eponyms brief biographical details are provided for each of the personalities commemorated in the scientif... View more info

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The Bird Man of Brisbane: Silvester Diggles and His Ornithol

By: Louis J. Pigott

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2010

Seller ID: 003970


When Silvester Diggles arrived in 1855 there was little artistic or scientific talent in the small frontier town of Brisbane. By the time of his death in 1880, his paramount legacy was a large book on Australian birds, profusely illustrated with hand-coloured lithographs. Acting as his own publisher from 1865 onwards, Diggles produced the first substantial zoological work to commence publication in Australia. The compilation and content of this rare work of art and natur... View more info