- 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.
- Filename: the-complete-book-of-hummingbirds.
- ISBN: STANFORD:36105124198776
- Release Date: 2009
- Number of pages: 192
- Author: Tony Tilford
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Filename: fastest-things-on-wings.
- ISBN: 9780544416086
- Release Date: 2015-06-16
- Number of pages: 256
- Author: Terry Masear
- Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
A heartwarming account of the trials and triumphs a hummingbird rehabber encounters while caring for her tiny, fragile patients Before he collided with a limousine, Gabriel, an Anna’s hummingbird with a head and throat cloaked in iridescent magenta feathers, could spiral 130 feet in the air, dive 60 miles per hour in a courtship display, hover, and fly backward. When he arrived in rehab caked in road grime, he was so badly injured that he could barely perch. But Terry Masear, one of the busiest hummingbird rehabbers in the country, was determined to save this damaged bird, who seemed oddly familiar. During the four months that Terry worked with Gabriel, she took in 160 hummingbirds, from a miniature nestling rescued by a bulldog and a fledgling trapped inside a skydiving wind tunnel at Universal CityWalk, to Pepper, a female Anna’s injured on a film set. In their time together, Pepper and Gabriel form a special bond and, together, with Terry’s help, learn to fly again. Woven around Gabriel’s and Pepper’s stories are those of other colorful birds in this personal narrative filled with the science and magic surrounding these fascinating creatures.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
- Filename: our-changing-world.
- ISBN: 9781938568459
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- 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.
- Filename: the-hummingbird.
- ISBN: 9781443438889
- Release Date: 2015-09-08
- Number of pages: 320
- Author: Stephen P. Kiernan
- Publisher: HarperCollins
From the author of the acclaimed debut novel The Curiosity comes an emotionally resonant tale about a woman who must take care of two wounded men—one, her soldier-husband, just home from the war in Iraq; the other, a dying World War II scholar-historian who harbours a long-buried secret. At once a tantalizing wartime mystery and a moving tale of living, loving and dying, The Hummingbird is the thrilling, heart-wrenching new adventure from Stephen P. Kiernan. Deborah Porter is a registered nurse and hospice worker, the caregiver of last resort for the cantankerous Barcley Reed, a dying history professor who lives on Oregon’s picturesque Lake Oswego. Deborah is surprised to find that her newest charge’s books have all been removed from the library at Portland State University, where he taught for many years. When she asks him why, he reveals that his career was derailed by a long-ago academic scandal but is reluctant to say more. Deborah herself is in a vulnerable place: her husband, Michael, a soldier just back from his third tour of duty in Iraq, has returned home a changed man. For the first time, Deborah, a woman whose life mission is to minister to those who are hurting, is at a loss to help the person who is most precious to her. When Reed learns of Deborah's despair, he makes a decision to reveal to her the provocative historical research at the root of his professional downfall—the little-known story of a Japanese air attack on the US mainland during the Second World War and its aftermath. For, the professor feels, somewhere in that story lies a lesson that can help Deborah save her marriage. It might be “a work of genius, a story that the world must be told,” he tells her, or “the bizarre product of an old man’s deluded fictions.” His only condition: she must tell him, at the story’s conclusion, whether or not she believes it is true. What follows is a grand adventure that asks “what if?” and that may have the power to heal lives. PRAISE FOR THE CURIOSITY "One of the most assured debuts in years, a book that will stop your heart and start it again.” —JUSTIN CRONIN, BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE PASSAGE
- 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.
- 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
- Filename: still-life-with-woodpecker.
- ISBN: 0553897942
- Release Date: 2003-06-17
- Number of pages: 288
- Author: Tom Robbins
- Publisher: Bantam
Still Life with Woodpecker is a sort of a love story that takes place inside a pack of Camel cigarettes. It reveals the purpose of the moon, explains the difference between criminals and outlaws, examines the conflict between social activism and romantic individualism, and paints a portrait of contemporary society that includes powerful Arabs, exiled royalty, and pregnant cheerleaders. It also deals with the problem of redheads. From the Trade Paperback edition.
- Filename: flight-of-the-hummingbird.
- ISBN: 9781926812397
- Release Date: 2012-01-06
- Number of pages: 64
- Author: Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas
- Publisher: Greystone Books
Hummingbirds have long been a symbol of wisdom and courage. In this charming story, a hummingbird makes a valiant effort to put out a raging fire that threatens her forest home — trip after trip, her beak is filled each time with just a drop of water. Her efforts show her woodland companions that doing something — anything — is better than doing nothing at all. The hummingbird parable, which originates with the Quechuan people of South America, has become a talisman for environmentalists and activists worldwide committed to making meaningful change. This retelling, enlivened by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas’ fabulous Haida-manga illustrations, is suitable for all ages of would-be activists. Although environmental responsibility often seems like an overwhelming task, The Flight of the Hummingbird shows how easy it is to start and how great the effect could be if everyone just did what they could.
- 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..