A Compendium of Collective Nouns

From an Armory of Aardvarks to a Zeal of Zebras
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Author(s): Woop Studios
Original Publish Date: Sep 17, 2013
Product Number: EB00070012
Released: Sep 17, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781452129525
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
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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.

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