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31% OFFThe Eponym Dictionary of BirdsHardback £34.50 RRP: £50.00Buy Now
This extraordinary new work lists more than 4,000 eponymous names covering 10,000 genera, species and subspecies of birds. Every taxon with an eponymous vernacular or scientific name (whether in current usage or not) is listed, followed by a concise biography of the person concerned. These entries vary in length from a few lines to several paragraphs, depending on the availability of information or the importance of the individual's legacy. The text is punctuated with intriguing or little-known facts unearthed in the course of the authors' extensive research.
The Eponym Dictionary of ReptilesPaperback £52.00 Buy Now
From Agkistrodon piscivorus conanti, the Florida cottonmouth subspecies named for Roger Connant, to Xantusia, the night lizard genera namesake of John Xantus, this dictionary covers everyone after whom an extant or recently extinct reptile has been named. Entries include a brief bio-sketch, a list of the reptiles that bear the individual's name, the names of reptiles erroneously thought to be associated with the person, and a summary of contributions made by the person to Herpetology and zoology.
Whose Bird? Men and women commemorated…Paperback £17.99 Buy Now
Have you ever wondered about the people commemorated in the names of many of our familiar bird species? Was Bonaparte's Gull names after Napoleon? Was the Pallas who named Pallas' Warbler the same individual as the discoverer of Pallas' Sandgrouse. This book answers these questions and many more in this potted biography of every individual who has given their name to a species.
The Eponym Dictionary of AmphibiansHardback £34.99 Buy Now
The authors have tracked down 1,609 honoured individuals and composed for each, a brief, pithy biography. In some cases these are a reminder of the courage of scientists whose dedicated research in remote locations exposed them to disease and even violent death. The eponym ensures that their memory will survive.