Published byAlgonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2002
My daughter gave me this book for my birthday in early 2010. It is a studious little book with black and white drawings at the beginning of each bird entry.
Diana Wells gives the history of the name of each bird and a few interesting facts about its naming.
An example is this excerpt from her entry on Jay.
I usually only read a few entries of the book at a time and it lends itself well to bouncing around between its covers. It is a great bathroom read and will give its reader fun trivia to use, sparingly, in conversation.
As I have a strong interest in the meaning of words and how they were formed, I like the book and will re-read much of it, one entry at a time.