The Naming of the Shrew: A Curious History of Latin Names (Paperback)John Wright (author)
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 259 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
Brims with verbal curiosities * Nature *
Nature writing at its best: insightful, entertaining and often very funny * British Wildlife *
I have not fully recovered from the discovery that the proper Latin name of the western lowland gorilla is Gorilla gorilla gorilla * Independent on Sunday *
Weird and wonderful * Sunday Telegraph *
Charming * The Lady *
The pleasure of Wright's book is the contrast between the rigour required for giving names and the careless minds and mischievous humour of those who devise them * The Times *
Fascinating and funny * BBC Countrylife *
Erudite but whimsical ... a book as charming as it is wise * Irish Examiner *
A great read * Grow Your Own *
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