Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Burridge's Multilingual Dictionary of Birds of the World: Volume XIX: Czech (Cestina)

Burridge's Multilingual Dictionary of Birds of the World: Volume XIX: Czech (Cestina) (Hardback)

£44.99
To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.
Email me when back in stock

Synopsis

Uniquely, the present work will present in one place the vernacular names of the almost ten thousand birds of the world in about fifty languages. It should thus serve as a valuable reference work and source of information that has been scattered through field guides, scientific journals, coffee-table volumes and across the internet, often buried under all sorts of other data. The compilations draw on official or other generally recognized authority wherever possible, and alternates are given where space permits. While the very fact that such extensive lists may, just by their existence, in future carry some authoritative weight in standardization of bird names, that is not its primary purpose, which is to present in a more useful format the nomenclature that is already in use.

John T. Burridge is a semi-retired (whatever that means) chemical engineer and technical writer, and has been a lifelong environmentalist and birder. His engineering mentality has made an obsession of his attempt to bring some semblance of order to the chaotic world of bird names. He received his undergraduate education in Canada, with degrees from Queen's University and Concordia University, and did his graduate work at California State University with master's degrees in linguistics and German, including work at Kenyatta University in East Africa. A former resident of Germany, France and Switzerland, he presently birds on the northeast coast of North America and is looking forward to full retirement on the west coast of Mexico where he can pester a completely different set of birds.

More books by John T. Burridge

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Long Title: Looking for the Good...
(Hardback)
Michael A Ventrella
 
 
£58.80
 

Currently out of stock

Klimt & Rodin: An Artistic Encounter
(Hardback)
Matthias Haldemann; Renee Price;...
 
 
£39.99
 
A Ccritical Discography of the Piano...
(Paperback)
John Hunt
 
 
£24.95
 

Currently out of stock

Practical Perpetual Calendars:...
(Paperback)
James R Saltvold
 
 
£14.95
 

Currently out of stock

Latest Blog
#FoylesFive: Foreign Languages Part One
08/12/2017

Our knowledgeable and fabulous Languages Department have put together a great selection of books, to help share the magic of reading in every language. First up we have books in Italian, Portugese and Swedish.

Crime, Responsibility and Morality: The Impact of Siberian Exile on Fyodor Dostoevsky
08/12/2017

Daniel describes how Siberian exile was the great writer Fyodor Dostoevsky’s foundational experience as an author and thinker.

#FoylesFive: Classical Languages
07/12/2017

The team from our Languages Department pick a selection of titles on language and its historical and contemporary importance.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd