A Garden of Words

Read [Martha Barnett Book] * A Garden of Words Online # PDF eBook or Kindle ePUB free. A Garden of Words -Linda Yang, The New York Times Book ReviewMartha Barnettes anthology (literally, a gathering of flowers) is more than just a garden-variety book of word origins. -Richard LedererA Garden of Words is one to stroll through, sniffing the blossoms, admiring random artful paths and intriguing byways. Did you know that the tulip gets its name from a kind of headwear? Whats the linguistic link between the lovely gladiolus and a fierce gladiator? A rose by any other name may smell as sweet-but

A Garden of Words

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Rating : 4.30 (836 Votes)
Asin : 0812918487
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 188 Pages
Publish Date : 2014-08-22
Language : English

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"-Linda Yang, The New York Times Book Review"Martha Barnette's anthology (literally, 'a gathering of flowers') is more than just a garden-variety book of word origins. "-Richard Lederer"A Garden of Words is one to stroll through, sniffing the blossoms, admiring random artful paths and intriguing byways. Did you know that the tulip gets its name from a kind of headwear? What's the linguistic link between the lovely gladiolus and a fierce gladiator? A rose by any other name may smell as sweet-but why do we call it a rose? In this charming, witty volume, Martha Barnette leads a tour through the language of the garden, stopping along the way to coax out the many secrets that flowers have to tell about history, culture

About the Author Martha Barnette is co-host, along with Richard Lederer, of the popular public-radio program A Way with Words, from San Diego's KPBS-FM. Her books include Ladyfingers & Nun's Tummies, about the origin of food names, and Dog Days & Dandelions: A Lively Guide to the Animal Meanings Behind Everyday Words.

Writer and reader said Adorable AND informative. I gave this to my botanist mother for Mother's Day and she loved it! Chock full of interesting tidbits.. "Mother's Day Gift" according to E K F STONE. my Mom has always loved flowers and language - this was perfect gift for her on Mother's Day. Thank you Martha!

Martha Barnette is co-host, along with Richard Lederer, of the popular public-radio program A Way with Words, from San Diego's KPBS-FM. Her books include Ladyfingers & Nun's Tummies, about the origin of food names, and Dog Days & Dandelions: A Lively Guide to the Animal Meanings Behind Everyday Words.

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