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Who was the Adélie of penguin fame? How did the person who named Pamela's Sunbeam get it wrong? And was Bonaparte's Gull named after Napoleon? The answers are all in this A–Z of individuals who have given their name to a species of bird. Altogether the book covers 2,246 birds in potted biographies of 1,124 people, plus information boxes on topics – among them taxidermists, New Zealanders and the East India Company – connected with the scientific discovery and study of birds.