A Compendium of Collective Nouns
From an Armory of Aardvarks to a Zeal of Zebras
ISBN10: 1452108234 ISBN13: 9781452108230 Contributors: Faulkner, Mark; Filho, Eduardo Lima; Logan, Harriet; Mina, Miraphora; Sacher, Jay Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc Published: Sep 17 2013 Pages: 236 Weight: 2.25lbs. Height: 10.25" Width: 7.50" Depth: 1.25" Language: English
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.