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Corporate Author Woop Studios, artist.

Title A compendium of collective nouns : from an armory of aardvarks to a zeal of zebras / by Mark Faulkner, Eduardo Lima Filho, Harriet Logan, and Miraphora Mina of Woop Studios ; text by Jay Sacher.

Publication Info. San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    700.4 WOO    Available
 PAS San Rafael Branch Non-Fiction    700.4 WOO    Available
Description 236 pages ; 27 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-225) and index.
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Woop Studios.
Words in art.
English language -- Terms and phrases -- Miscellanea.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Collective nouns -- Miscellanea.
Added Author Sacher, Jason, author.
ISBN 9781452108230 (hardback)
1452108234 (hardback)

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