The Secret Lives of Hummingbirds

  • Filename: the-secret-lives-of-hummingbirds.
  • ISBN: 1886679002
  • Release Date: 1995
  • Number of pages: 22
  • Author: David Wentworth Lazaroff
  • Publisher: Treasure Chest Books



This book covers many of the different kinds of hummingbirds found in North America, and their life-cycle.

Fastest Things on Wings

  • Filename: fastest-things-on-wings.
  • ISBN: 9780544416031
  • Release Date: 2015-06-16
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Terry Masear
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt



A leading hummingbird-rehabilitation therapist describes her work with dozens of remarkable varieties, including one bird that collided with a limousine before learning how to fly again.

The Complete Book of Hummingbirds

  • Filename: the-complete-book-of-hummingbirds.
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105124198776
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Tony Tilford
  • Publisher:



Hummingbird plumage comes in all colors—emerald, ruby, sapphire, azure, garnet, and topaz—no wonder they’re often called “jewels in flight.” Discover these remarkable little birds in The Complete Book of Hummingbirds by avian expert Tony Tilford. This ultimate reference guide to hummingbirds features a comprehensive overview of the birds’ biology, evolution, behavior, breeding, and migration patterns. You’ll be awestruck by the amazing collection of full-color photographs depicting hummingbirds in flight and at rest in the Gallery of Hummingbirds. Discover the kinds of plants and flowers hummingbirds love to visit and how to create artificial feeding stations by making your own hummingbird food. From Woodnymphs and Mountain-Gems to Plovercrests and Hillstars, this thorough book describes all of the hummingbirds of the world and also includes a helpful reference section, complete with a glossary, recommended websites, and further reading.

Hummingbirds

  • Filename: hummingbirds.
  • ISBN: 0486264319
  • Release Date: 1960
  • Number of pages: 162
  • Author: Crawford H. Greenewalt
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation



Definitive study of 65 known species of hummingbird: physical characteristics, habitat, behavior and flight dynamics, much more. Magnificently illustrated complete text containing much groundbreaking information. Published under the auspices of The American Museum of Natural History. 75 full-color photographs. 163 black-and-white illustrations. Index. Maps. Graphs. Diagrams.

A Field Guide to Hummingbirds of North America

  • Filename: a-field-guide-to-hummingbirds-of-north-america.
  • ISBN: 0618024964
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 263
  • Author: Sheri Williamson
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt



A comprehensive guide to North America's thirty-one species of hummingbirds explains how to identify the various species and provides detailed notes on plumages, behaviors, habitats, migration, and breeding and wintering distributions, as well as tips on attracting and feeding these birds. Simultaneous.

Birds of the World

  • Filename: birds-of-the-world.
  • ISBN: 0761477756
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 846
  • Author: Jason A. Mobley
  • Publisher: Marshall Cavendish



Birds of all imaginable sizes, shapes, colors, and patterns are nearly everywhere we might care to look, expressing a bewildering array of behaviors and strategies for successful living among all manner of challenges to survival.

Amazing Hummingbirds

  • Filename: amazing-hummingbirds.
  • ISBN: 1591932467
  • Release Date: 2010-03
  • Number of pages: 144
  • Author: Stan Tekiela
  • Publisher: Adventure Publications



Professional naturalist and wildlife photographer Stan Tekiela spent more than ten years traveling across the country to observe and photograph the hummingbird's various species. He documented every aspect of the hummingbird's life, resulting in an incomparable collection of images and insight - compiled here in one unforgettable book. Compelling photographs and descriptions present the lives of these enchanting backyard birds as you've never seen before.

The Hummingbird

  • Filename: the-hummingbird.
  • ISBN: 9780062369567
  • Release Date: 2015-09-08
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Stephen P. Kiernan
  • Publisher: HarperCollins



From the author of the acclaimed The Curiosity comes a compelling and moving story of compassion, courage, and redemption. Deborah Birch is a seasoned hospice nurse whose daily work requires courage and compassion. But her skills and experience are tested in new and dramatic ways when her easygoing husband, Michael, returns from his third deployment to Iraq haunted by nightmares, anxiety, and rage. She is determined to help him heal, and to restore the tender, loving marriage they once had. At the same time, Deborah’s primary patient is Barclay Reed, a retired history professor and expert in the Pacific Theater of World War II whose career ended in academic scandal. Alone in the world, the embittered professor is dying. As Barclay begrudgingly comes to trust Deborah, he tells her stories from that long-ago war, which help her find a way to help her husband battle his demons. Told with piercing empathy and heartbreaking realism, The Hummingbird is a masterful story of loving commitment, service to country, and absolution through wisdom and forgiveness.

The House on Hummingbird Island

  • Filename: the-house-on-hummingbird-island.
  • ISBN: 9781925479676
  • Release Date: 2016-05-31
  • Number of pages: 300
  • Author: Sam Angus
  • Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books



'We're going to a fine place,' Idie told Homer to console him, 'with gullies and monkeys and hummingbirds.' Idie Grace is twelve when she inherits a grand old house on a Caribbean island, and is sent away from grey old England to a place where hummingbirds hover and monkeys clamber from tree to tree. As a lady of property Idie can do as she pleases, so she fills the house with exotic animals, keeps her beloved horse in the hallway, and carries a grumpy, talking cockatoo called Homer on her shoulder. But the island house holds as many secrets as it does animals, and the truth behind Idie's inheritance is the biggest secret of all . . . Perfect for fans of Eva Ibbotson and Katherine Rundell

Arizona Sonora Desert Museum

  • Filename: arizona-sonora-desert-museum.
  • ISBN: 0738586714
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 128
  • Author: Peggy Pickering Larson
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing



Since 1952, Bill Carr and Arthur Pack, the founders of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, have inspired visitors to live in harmony with the natural world by fostering love, appreciation, and understanding of the Sonoran Desert. When the museum opened it had only four employees. Today it has more than 100 paid employees, nearly 200 docents, and close to 300 volunteers. About 85 percent of the museum is outside, where visitors can enjoy native and the endangered animals exhibited in award-winning naturalistic habitat enclosures, an innovation in exhibitory developed by the museum. Most visitors spend between two and three hours touring the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, but as the museum continues to grow, it is becoming harder and harder to see it all in such a short amount of time. Visitors should plan to come early and stay late!

Southern Arizona Nature Almanac

  • Filename: southern-arizona-nature-almanac.
  • ISBN: 9780816523054
  • Release Date: 2003-01-01
  • Number of pages: 324
  • Author: Roseann Beggy Hanson
  • Publisher: University of Arizona Press



A guide to the area's natural resources covers plants, wildlife, and constellations, along with information about places to visit and the weather.

Our Changing World

  • Filename: our-changing-world.
  • ISBN: 9781938568459
  • Release Date:
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Gini Graham Scott
  • Publisher: Book Hub Inc



OUR CHANGING WORLD: How New Developments in Science, Technology, Business, and Society are Changing Our Life features short commentaries on new developments that are changing everyone’s life. The book was inspired by a series of articles on these topics, initially published in the Huffington Post, which have been turned into a book with 20 chapters on what to expect. The book features chapters divided into these five sections: - High tech devices and trends - Mind and body discoveries - Amazing animals - Pop culture and society - Business and work The chapters in each section feature comments and suggestions on the present and future changes in our life. Some examples are: - some amazing new devices such as talking toothbrushes and forks - why lottery winners might do better if winners could give money away; - how blindly following a GPS can lead to problems; - the end of road rage with the rise of driverless cars; - chimp memory power and the decline of human intelligence; - the new cinematographers – animals with critter cams and video cameras; - the new science of bringing back extinct animals; - new technologies enabling people to see with their tongues - how mind control is becoming for real; - the possibility of living forever.

The Secret Lives of Bats

  • Filename: the-secret-lives-of-bats.
  • ISBN: 9780544382275
  • Release Date: 2015-10-20
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Merlin Tuttle
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt



A lifetime of adventures with bats around the world reveals why these special and imperiled creatures should be protected rather than feared. From menacing moonshiners and armed bandits to charging elephants and man-eating tigers, Merlin Tuttle has stopped at nothing to find and protect bats on every continent they inhabit. Enamored of bats ever since discovering a colony in a cave as a boy, Tuttle saw how effective photography could be in persuading people not to fear bats, and he has spent his career traveling the world to document them. Few people realize how sophisticated and intelligent bats are. Tuttle shares research showing that frog-eating bats can identify frogs by their calls, that vampire bats have a social order similar to that of primates, and that bats have remarkable memories. Bats also provide enormous benefits by eating crop pests, pollinating plants, and carrying seeds needed for reforestation. They save farmers billions of dollars annually and are essential to a healthy planet. Sharing highlights from a lifetime of adventure and discovery, Tuttle takes us to the frontiers of bat research and conservation and forever changes the way we see these poorly understood yet fascinating creatures.

The Secret Lives of Birds

  • Filename: the-secret-lives-of-birds.
  • ISBN: 1552091201
  • Release Date: 1997
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Author: Peter Feldstein
  • Publisher: Firefly Books Limited



Examines the habits and characteristics of birds, including nesting and grooming habits, courtship and mating rituals, young rearing practices, and physical capabilities

Do Hummingbirds Hum

  • Filename: do-hummingbirds-hum.
  • ISBN: 9780813549286
  • Release Date: 2010-03-05
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: George C West
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press



Hummingbirds may be the smallest birds in the world, but they have the biggest appetites. Their wings flutter on average fifty to eighty times each second as they visit hundreds of flowers over the course of a day to sip the sweet nectar that sustains them. Their hearts beat nearly twelve hundred times a minute and their rapid breathing allows these amazing birds to sustain their unique manner of flight. They can hover in the air for prolonged periods, fly backwards using forceful wings that swivel at the shoulder, and dive at nearly two hundred miles per hour. Native only to the Americas, some hummingbirds have been known to migrate from Mexico to Alaska in the course of a season. Watching a hummingbird at a backyard feeder, we only see its glittering iridescent plumage and its long, narrow beak; its rapidly moving wings are a blur to our eyes. These tiny, colorful birds have long fascinated birders, amateur naturalists, and gardeners. But, do they really hum? In Do Hummingbirds Hum? George C. West, who has studied and banded over 13,500 hummingbirds in Arizona, and Carol A. Butler provide an overview of hummingbird biology for the general reader, and more detailed discussions of their morphology and behavior for those who want to fly beyond the basics. Enriched with beautiful and rare photography, including a section in vivid color, this engaging question and answer guide offers readers a wide range of information about these glorious pollinators as well as tips for attracting, photographing, and observing hummingbirds in the wild or in captivity..

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