A Murmuration of Starlings

This elegant little book 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.

A Murmuration of Starlings

A Murmuration of Starlings

A flock of birds, even a skein of geese perhaps -- but a cete of badgers, or a grist of bees? The collective nouns of animals and birds have long inspired and intrigued us. Many 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 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.

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A Murmuration of Starlings
Language: en
Pages: 102
Authors: Steve Palin
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-09-01 - Publisher:

A flock of birds, even a skein of geese perhaps -- but a cete of badgers, or a grist of bees? The collective nouns of animals and birds have long inspired and intrigued us. Many have their roots in medieval times, in particular applied to those creatures hunted by man,
A Murmuration of Starlings
Language: en
Pages: 82
Authors: Jake Adam York
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-02-08 - Publisher: SIU Press

A Murmuration of Starlings elegizes the martyrs of the civil rights movement, whose names are inscribed on the stone table of the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama. Individually, Jake Adam York’ s poems are elegies for individuals; collectively, they consider the violence of a racist culture and the determination
A Murmuration of Starlings
Language: en
Pages: 404
Authors: Greg Dinner
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-07-08 - Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

On a summer's day in 2009 Neyra Alarcon de Alba walks home with some friends in her Mexican town of Magdalena de Kino. But Neyra Alarcon de Alba never makes it home. Neyra Alarcon will not be seen alive again. Seven years later, on October 11, 2016, the body of
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Language: en
Pages: 110
Authors: Murmurationr Notebook
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-01-19 - Publisher:

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Language: en
Pages:
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Categories: Poetry
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