Compendium of Collective Nouns : From an Armory of Aardvarks to a Zeal of Zebras


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 read more

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ISBN:

9781452108230

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

236

Dimensions:

26cm x 18cm

RRP:

$59.99

Category:

Fiction , Non-Fiction , Art and Photography

Publisher:

Chronicle Books

Published:

01 October 2013

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jason Sacher