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The world of the hummingbird

Author: Harry Thurston
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Sierra Club Books, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the life of the hummingbird, with a close look at its physiology, habits, and behaviors.
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
Pictorial works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harry Thurston
ISBN: 157805043X 9781578050437
OCLC Number: 40820939
Description: xiv, 112 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Feathered jewels and flower kissers --
A tropical family --
Aerial oars: the origins of humming flight --
Flower kissers --
Bird-loving plants --
Discriminating tastes: color and content --
Living on the edge --
A day in the life of a hummingbird --
Torpor: making it through the night --
Following the floral highway --
Fronts, mountains, and gulfs: other factors in hummingbird migration --
Sharing resources: trapliners, marauders, and filchers --
Home life Of hummers --
Courtship antics: song assemblies and wing whistles --
Gossamer connections --
Death by a thousand means --
Hummers and humans: an evolving relationship.
Other Titles: Nature of hummingbirds
Responsibility: Harry Thurston.
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Explores the life of the hummingbird, with a close look at its physiology, habits, and behaviors.

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