Why is a Tiger a Tiger?


Why is a Tiger a Tiger? A Bestiary of Etymology is an 80 page hardcover book featuring the stories behind some 70 animals’ names accompanied by all new paper cut illustrations. Learn what the ant has in common with the trout, why we humans are similar to the mole and the mammoth, who created the word insect, where the lemur got its name from and why a partridge’s whooshing sound turned into its name.

You can order your copy now through my PayPal or by sending a check to Dave Buchen, 363 San Francisco, San Juan, PR 00901. Each book costs $20 plus shipping: $5 in the US, $10 for Canada, $15 for overseas.

For information about wholesale and consignment at bookstores, contact me at davebuchen AT gmx DOT com.


Here are some samples from the illustrations:

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