Exaltation of Larks: The Ultimate Edition, An

James Lipton

Exaltation of Larks: The Ultimate Edition, An

Exaltation of Larks: The Ultimate Edition, An

James Lipton

For word lovers everywhere, a classic anthology of collective nouns--now vastly expanded and with a new introduction. Infectious in spirit, beautifully illustrated with over 250 witty engravings by Granville, Durer, and other artists, this work is a word lover's garden of delights. Lue lisää

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    • Kustantaja Penguin Books
    • ISBN 9780140170962
    • Tuotekoodi 9780140170962
    • Kirjoittajat James Lipton
    • Kieli Englanti
    • Ilmestymispäivä 01.11.1993
    • Ikäsuositus alkaen 18
    • Luokka-aste 13 - UP
    • Sivumäärä 336
    • Asiasanat Spelling & Vocabulary; La Biblia de Las Americas - Journaling; Alphabets & Writing Systems
    • Pituus (mm) 235.712
    • Leveys (mm) 155.194
    • Korkeus (mm) 22.098
    • Paino (g) 0.422

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A delightfully unexpected, lovingly curated ode to the unique collective nouns that adorn our language, from "a leap of leopards" to "a murder of crows" and beyond, from the inimitable voice behind Inside the Actors Studio

"I am madly in love with collective nouns! They make language so colorful and ticklish. . . . [An Exaltation of Larks] possess[es] an embarrassment of riches (wink wink!)." --Lupita Nyong'o, The New York Times

For those who have wondered if the familiar "pride of lions" and "gaggle of geese" were merely the tip of a linguistic iceberg, James Lipton has provided a definitive answer: here are hundreds of equally pithy, often poetic terms he has unearthed and collected into one exhaustive volume. Over years of painstaking research, he embarked on an odyssey that has given us a "slouch of models," a "shrivel of critics," an "unction of undertakers," a "blur of Impressionists," a "score of bachelors," a "pocket of quarterbacks," and many more.

Witty, beautiful, and remarkably apt, An Exaltation of Larks is a brilliant compendium of more than 1,100 resurrected or newly minted contributions to that ever-evolving species, the English language.

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For word lovers everywhere, a classic anthology of collective nouns--now vastly expanded and with a new introduction. Infectious in spirit, beautifully illustrated with over 250 witty engravings by Granville, Durer, and other artists, this work is a word lover's garden of delights. Lue lisää

Myymäläsaatavuus

Tuotetiedot

  • Näytä kaikki
    • Kustantaja Penguin Books
    • ISBN 9780140170962
    • Tuotekoodi 9780140170962
    • Kirjoittajat James Lipton
    • Kieli Englanti
    • Ilmestymispäivä 01.11.1993
    • Ikäsuositus alkaen 18
    • Luokka-aste 13 - UP
    • Sivumäärä 336
    • Asiasanat Spelling & Vocabulary; La Biblia de Las Americas - Journaling; Alphabets & Writing Systems
    • Pituus (mm) 235.712
    • Leveys (mm) 155.194
    • Korkeus (mm) 22.098
    • Paino (g) 0.422

Tuotekuvaus

A delightfully unexpected, lovingly curated ode to the unique collective nouns that adorn our language, from "a leap of leopards" to "a murder of crows" and beyond, from the inimitable voice behind Inside the Actors Studio

"I am madly in love with collective nouns! They make language so colorful and ticklish. . . . [An Exaltation of Larks] possess[es] an embarrassment of riches (wink wink!)." --Lupita Nyong'o, The New York Times

For those who have wondered if the familiar "pride of lions" and "gaggle of geese" were merely the tip of a linguistic iceberg, James Lipton has provided a definitive answer: here are hundreds of equally pithy, often poetic terms he has unearthed and collected into one exhaustive volume. Over years of painstaking research, he embarked on an odyssey that has given us a "slouch of models," a "shrivel of critics," an "unction of undertakers," a "blur of Impressionists," a "score of bachelors," a "pocket of quarterbacks," and many more.

Witty, beautiful, and remarkably apt, An Exaltation of Larks is a brilliant compendium of more than 1,100 resurrected or newly minted contributions to that ever-evolving species, the English language.

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