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The Resource The glitter in the green : in search of hummingbirds, Jon Dunn

The glitter in the green : in search of hummingbirds, Jon Dunn

Label
The glitter in the green : in search of hummingbirds
Title
The glitter in the green
Title remainder
in search of hummingbirds
Statement of responsibility
Jon Dunn
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Hummingbirds are a glittering, sparkling collective of over three hundred wildly variable, colorful species. For centuries they have captured our imaginations - revered by indigenous Americans, coveted by European collectors, and to this day admired worldwide for their unsurpassed metallic, jewel-like plumage, acrobatic flight, and immense character. Yet they exist on a knife-edge -- theirs is a precarious life, dependent upon finding sufficient nectar to provide the high energy their bodies demand daily. They live fast and die young. And they do this in habitats that range from boreal woodlands to deserts, from dripping cloud-forests to montane paramo, and on islands both tropical and sub-polar. They are, perhaps, the ultimate embodiment of evolution's power to carve a niche for a seemingly delicate creature in even the harshest of places. This tells the colorful story of these fabulous birds -- their history, their compelling life cycles, and their perilous position in a changing landscape -- and the stories of the people, past and present, whose lives have been shaped by the zealous passion hummingbirds inspire. Enthusiastic amateur birdwatchers, conservation workers, scientists, smugglers, witches, and celebrities -- all have been consumed in one way or another with passion for the most remarkable family of all the birds. Travelling the full length of their worldwide range, from the very edge of the Arctic Circle to the sub-Antarctic islands off the tip of South America, nature writer Jon Dunn embarks on a search for the most remarkable examples of their kind, exploring their rich cultural heritage, and encountering a host of human characters as colorful as the birds themselves"--
  • For centuries they have captured our imaginations, and are admired worldwide for their unsurpassed metallic, jewel-like plumage, acrobatic flight, and immense character. Yet hummingbirds have a precarious life, dependent upon finding sufficient nectar to provide the high energy their bodies demand daily. They live fast and die young-- in many different habitats. Dunn tells the colorful story of these fabulous birds-- their history, their compelling life cycles, and their perilous position in a changing landscape-- and the stories of the people, past and present, whose lives have been shaped by the zealous passion hummingbirds inspire. -- adapted from publisher info
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Dunn, Jon
Dewey number
598.7/64
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QL696.A558
LC item number
D86 2021
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hummingbirds
  • Hummingbirds
  • Hummingbirds
  • Hummingbirds
Label
The glitter in the green : in search of hummingbirds, Jon Dunn
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Migration -- Wild America -- La Chuparosa -- The smallest bird in the world -- Fakes, freaks, and phantoms -- The feather trade -- Marvellous spatuletail -- Chasing coquettes -- Robinson Crusoe -- The end of the world -- Epilogue
Control code
on1184234253
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 331 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781541618190
Lccn
2020038844
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030620615
Other physical details
color illustrations
Label
The glitter in the green : in search of hummingbirds, Jon Dunn
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Migration -- Wild America -- La Chuparosa -- The smallest bird in the world -- Fakes, freaks, and phantoms -- The feather trade -- Marvellous spatuletail -- Chasing coquettes -- Robinson Crusoe -- The end of the world -- Epilogue
Control code
on1184234253
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 331 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781541618190
Lccn
2020038844
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030620615
Other physical details
color illustrations

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