A Compendium of Collective Nouns

A Compendium of Collective Nouns

From An Armory of Aardvarks to A Zeal of Zebras

Book - 2013
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"This illustrated guide compiles over 2,000 collective nouns and brings them to life in stunningly colorful, graphic artwork from the design dynamos at Woop Studios. Chock-full of treasures of the English language, the diversity of terms collected here covers topics from plants and animals (a parade of elephants, an embarrassment of pandas) to people and things (a pomposity of professors, an exultation of fireworks) and range from the familiar (a pride of lions) to the downright obscure (an ooze of amoebas). Pronunciations, definitions, etymologies, and historical anecdotes make this beautiful book an entertaining read, a standout reference, and a visual treat. Language lovers and art appreciators alike will be captivated by this gem, rich in word and image"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2013
ISBN: 9781452108230
1452108234
Characteristics: 236 pages : colored illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Sacher, Jason - Author

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