A Compendium of Collective Nouns: From an Armory of Aardvarks to a Zeal of Zebras (Hardcover)

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An ostentation of peacocks seems the perfect descriptor for a flock of these flamboyant birds. Thanks to Sacher’s curiosity and artistry, we now have an A to Z accounting of the wonderful, quirky and curious stories behind collective nouns. Complete with original artwork, this is the perfect gift for any wordsmith. (Amanda)

Description


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.

About the Author


London-based Woop Studios is Miraphora Mina, Eduardo Lima, Harriet Logan, and Mark Faulkner. Mira and Eduardo spent the last decade working as graphic designers on the Harry Potter movies. They joined with Harriet and Mark to visually celebrate a love of collective nouns.

Product Details ISBN-10: 1452108234
ISBN-13: 9781452108230
Published: Chronicle Books, 09/17/2013
Pages: 236
Language: English