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What's in a Name?: From Joseph P. Frisbie to Roy Jacuzzi, How Everyday Items Were Named for Extraordinary People

Philip Dodd

ISBN:

9781592404322

Publisher:

Gotham Books

Publication Date:

2008

Binding:

Softcover

Synopsis:
An entertaining study of the vagaries of the English language looks at the history of some of our most unusual eponymous words, furnishing profiles of the individuals--from the fields of art, science, history, and more--who have lent their names to a variety of colorful words. Originally published as The Reverend Guppy's Aquarium. Reprint.

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Other editions: Hardcover - 2007, Hardcover - 2006, Hardcover - 2006, Softcover - 2005, Softcover - 2005, Hardcover - 2003, Hardcover - 2003, 2003, Softcover - 2002, Hardcover - 2001


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