Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds
Author: Michael Fogden,Marianne Taylor,Sheri L. Williamson
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2014-05-28
ISBN: 0062306405
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hummingbirds Book Excerpt:

Hummingbirds have always held popular appeal, with their visual brilliance, extraordinary flight dexterity, jewel-like color, and remarkably small size. This is the first book to profile all 338 known species, from the Saw-billed Hermit to the Scintillant Hummingbird. Every bird is shown life-size in glorious full-color photographs. Every species profile includes a flight map and key statistics, as well as information about behavior, plumage, and habitat. This authoritative guide has been annotated by the world's leading experts on hummingbirds and features a foreword by renowned birding author Pete Dunne.

Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds
Author: Michael Fogden
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-10-06
ISBN: 9781782404224
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hummingbirds Book Excerpt:

Hummingbirds have always held popular appeal, with their visual brilliance, extraordinary flight dexterity and jewel-like size and colour. Only recently has their serious scientific study started to gain the attention it demands. With the increasing interest in biodiversity, they are a subject growing in significance with every new species discovery made. Hummingbirds presents every species, with over 300 birds shown in dazzling, life-size, cut-out photography.

The Dialects of Spanish

The Dialects of Spanish
Author: Travis D. Sorenson
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-04-08
ISBN: 1108934862
Category: Foreign Language Study
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dialects of Spanish Book Excerpt:

Spanish is one of the most widely-spoken languages in the world, and there is extensive lexical variation between its numerous dialects. This book, the first of its kind, focuses uniquely on the origin, diversity, and geographic distribution of portions of the lexicon. The hundreds of words analysed – related to food, clothing, vehicles, and certain miscellaneous items – provide a representative study not only of the many etymological routes by which they have entered the Spanish language over time, but of the considerable diatopic variety which they display across the different Spanish-speaking nations and regions. Representative maps are provided to illustrate several instances of these astounding dialectal differences. This variation is also discussed in terms of its evident link to the historical developments of Spanish. Providing a compelling overview of lexical variety in the Spanish-speaking world, this book will interest anyone who wants to delve into the richness of this fascinating language.

Birds of Maryland Delaware and the District of Columbia

Birds of Maryland  Delaware  and the District of Columbia
Author: Bruce M. Beehler
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2019-03-26
ISBN: 1421427346
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Birds of Maryland Delaware and the District of Columbia Book Excerpt:

Marvel at the majesty of Ospreys, navigate the ocean with storm-petrels, and nest with Mourning Doves, all while learning about the richness of the birds' lives, the complexities of their habits, and how we can help keep their populations vibrant and aloft for generations to come.

Tiny Bird

Tiny Bird
Author: Robert Burleigh
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2020-04-14
ISBN: 1250785553
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tiny Bird Book Excerpt:

Robert Burleigh's narrative nonfiction picture book follows a hummingbird’s migration south for the winter, with stunning art by Wendell Minor. When the last summer flowers open their petals to the sun, it’s time for a tiny ruby-throated hummingbird to dip its beak into the heart of each bloom, extracting as much nectar as possible before the hard trip ahead. Today is the day Tiny Bird begins its amazing journey south for the winter, traveling as fast as thirty miles an hour for hundreds of miles on end. The trip is long, with savage weather and many predators along the way, but Tiny Bird is built for this epic journey and eventually arrives at its winter home. This inspiring migratory and life cycle story celebrates the important and impressive feat of a small but mighty creature. Christy Ottaviano Books

Hummingbirds of North America

Hummingbirds of North America
Author: Dan True
Publsiher: UNM Press
Total Pages: 221
Release: 1995-03
ISBN: 9780826315724
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hummingbirds of North America Book Excerpt:

Provides detailed information on each of the sixteen species, includes maps showing where the species can be spotted, and discusses how to photograph hummingbirds in flight

The Book of Orchids

The Book of Orchids
Author: Mark W. Chase,Maarten J. M. Christenhusz,Tom Mirenda
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2017-03-13
ISBN: 022622452X
Category: Gardening
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Orchids Book Excerpt:

"This book was conceived, designed, and produced by Ivy Press."

A Field Guide to Hummingbirds of North America

A Field Guide to Hummingbirds of North America
Author: Sheri Williamson
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780618024964
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Field Guide to Hummingbirds of North America Book Excerpt:

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.

The Book of Seeds

The Book of Seeds
Author: Paul Smith
Publsiher: Ivy Press
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2018-02-01
ISBN: 1782406816
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Seeds Book Excerpt:

"These seeds will captivate you whether you're a gardener or not." - The Washington Post "A sumptuous guide to 600 of the world’s weirdest and most beautiful species, from the black seed with hair like Donald Trump to pinhead-sized orchid seeds." - The Guardian "The book drives home the incredible botanical wealth that is found on our precious blue planet." - The English Garden True time capsules of life, seeds are significant items of hope and promise. They are the most complex organs plants ever produce, and come in an enormously diverse range of shapes, sizes, and colours; from the impressive coco de mer nut to the microscopic seeds of an orchid, to the extraordinary cobalt blue of the traveller’s palm pit. Seeds are often overshadowed by the adult plant’s size and show. Here, 600 seeds are spotlit, each given equal attention, each shown as glorious photographs, life size and in detail, alongside an engraving of the parent plant. Every profile includes a population distribution map, a table of essential information, and a commentary revealing notable characteristics, related species, and a diagnosis of the specimen’s importance in terms of taxonomy, rarity, dispersal method, and scientific significance. Arranged taxonomically, this essential reference reveals the variety and importance of seeds to an extent never seen before.

Hummingbirds Coloring Book for Adults

Hummingbirds Coloring Book for Adults
Author: Color Drawing
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 87
Release: 2020-12-02
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hummingbirds Coloring Book for Adults Book Excerpt:

If you love Hummingbirds, this is the coloring book to get. Coloring Book for Adults: Hummingbirds: Stress Relieving Designs for Adults RelaxationThis coloring book from MantraCraft has more than 40 beautiful hummingbird designs. It provides hours of stress relief through creative expression. Designs range in complexity and detail from beginner to expert-level. What This Book Contain: 8.5'' x 11'' (21cm x 29.7cm) Mega Size Coloring Book One-sided printing on heavy paper designed specifically for coloring. More than 40 Images Different Coloring Pages Differnt Types and Shapes Hummingbirds Coloring Page tags: hummingbird coloring book, stress relief, adult coloring pages, relaxing hummingbirds designs, floral patterns | gifts, hummingbird lovers, hummingbird passion press, adults relaxation, nature patterns, golden edition cover, coloring book store, hummingbird coloring books, adults pages colouring book, adult hummingbirds, stress relieving patterns designs, relaxation animals, beginners seniors, level relax, play learn coloring books, big book, lilt kids coloring books, coloring book cafe, coloring book, adults hummingbirds stress relieving designs, hummingbirds coloring book, adults stress relieving designs, adults amazing hummingbirds collection, stress relieving designs great gift, adults great christmas gift, grayson gross, gift idea mandala stress relieving designs, sami sej, med hb publishing, adults coloring book filled, nnrf publication house, flowers hummingbird coloring book, coloring booknes, cute hummingbird coloring book, coloring books for adults, coloring books for kids ages 2-4, coloring books for kids ages 4-8, coloring books, coloring pencils, coloring books for girls ages 8-12, coloring pencils for adults, coloring books for kids, coloring markers, coloring books for adults relaxation, books best sellers, book light for reading in bed, book light, books for 1 year old, books for 2 year olds, books for 3 year olds, book stand, hummingbird feeders for outdoors, hummingbird nectar, hummingbird feeders, hummingbird food, hummingbird swing, hummingbird gifts, hummingbird house, hummingbird wind chimes, hummingbird feeders for outside, adults face mask, adults' paint-by-number kits, adults disposable face mask, adults costumes for women, adults onesies pajamas, adults only, puzzles for adults 1000 piece, thermometer for adults forehead, thermometer for adults, hummingbirds gifts, hummingbirds feeder, hummingbirds gifts for women, hummingbirds book, hummingbirds butterfly jigsaw puzzles 1000 pieces, hummingbirds daughter book, hummingbirds of north america, hummingbirds a life-size guide to every species, hummingbirds in the trenches, adult coloring books, adult coloring books for women, adult onesie, adult halloween costume, adult face masks, adult diapers for women, adult games, adult wipes, adult children of emotionally immature parents, by lindsay gibson, adult disposable face mask, beautiful perfume by estee lauder, beautiful boards cookbook, beautiful oops, beautiful boards, beautiful ruins, beautiful ruins by jess walter, beautiful day bath and body works, beautiful boy, beautiful disaster, beautiful burns rolling papers, stress balls, stress balls for adults, stress balls for kids, stress relief, stress toys, stress relief gifts for women, stress balls gummies, stress coat for fish, stress gummies, stress b complex, designs for health vitamin d, designs for health, designs for health magnesium buffered chelate, designs for health zinc, designs for health vitamin c, designs for health twice daily multi, designs for health magnesium malate, designs for health multivitamin.

The Book of Eggs

The Book of Eggs
Author: Mark E. Hauber
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2014-03-28
ISBN: 9780226057781
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Eggs Book Excerpt:

From the brilliantly green and glossy eggs of the Elegant Crested Tinamou—said to be among the most beautiful in the world—to the small brown eggs of the house sparrow that makes its nest in a lamppost and the uniformly brown or white chickens’ eggs found by the dozen in any corner grocery, birds’ eggs have inspired countless biologists, ecologists, and ornithologists, as well as artists, from John James Audubon to the contemporary photographer Rosamond Purcell. For scientists, these vibrant vessels are the source of an array of interesting topics, from the factors responsible for egg coloration to the curious practice of “brood parasitism,” in which the eggs of cuckoos mimic those of other bird species in order to be cunningly concealed among the clutches of unsuspecting foster parents. The Book of Eggs introduces readers to eggs from six hundred species—some endangered or extinct—from around the world and housed mostly at Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History. Organized by habitat and taxonomy, the entries include newly commissioned photographs that reproduce each egg in full color and at actual size, as well as distribution maps and drawings and descriptions of the birds and their nests where the eggs are kept warm. Birds’ eggs are some of the most colorful and variable natural products in the wild, and each entry is also accompanied by a brief description that includes evolutionary explanations for the wide variety of colors and patterns, from camouflage designed to protect against predation, to thermoregulatory adaptations, to adjustments for the circumstances of a particular habitat or season. Throughout the book are fascinating facts to pique the curiosity of binocular-toting birdwatchers and budding amateurs alike. Female mallards, for instance, invest more energy to produce larger eggs when faced with the genetic windfall of an attractive mate. Some seabirds, like the cliff-dwelling guillemot, have adapted to produce long, pointed eggs, whose uneven weight distribution prevents them from rolling off rocky ledges into the sea. A visually stunning and scientifically engaging guide to six hundred of the most intriguing eggs, from the pea-sized progeny of the smallest of hummingbirds to the eggs of the largest living bird, the ostrich, which can weigh up to five pounds, The Book of Eggs offers readers a rare, up-close look at these remarkable forms of animal life.

Adventure Guide to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

Adventure Guide to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands
Author: Peter Krahenbul
Publsiher: Hunter Publishing, Inc
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2011-04-01
ISBN: 1588433463
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adventure Guide to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands Book Excerpt:

Annotation. A guide to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, which provides more geographic, biological and recreational diversity than any other country in Latin America. It contains misty cloud forests, the snow-capped Andes and the Amazon Basin. The natural attractions are unparalleled, and many people come just for them. The series of Adventure Guides are about living more intensely, waking up to your surroundings and truly experiencing all that you encounter. Each book offers a mix of practical travel information along with activities designed for everyone, no matter what their age or ability. Comprehensive background information - history, culture, geography and climate - presents a knowledge of each destination and its people. Regional chapters take you on an introductory tour, with stops at museums, historic sites and local attractions. The volumes also cover: places to stay and eat; transportation to, from and around your destination; practical concerns; useful websites; e-mail addresses; and tourism contacts. Detailed regional and town maps feature walking and driving tours. This unique region provides more geographic, biological and recreational diversity than any other country in Latin America. It has Darwin's Galapagos islands, misty cloud forests, the snow-capped Andes and the Amazon Basin. The natural attractions are unparalleled. This book is the ultimate resource for travelers. With an eye toward ecotourism, it's packed with practical travel tips and full of details about the region's unique cultures. Maps, color photos -- Amazon reviewer. Loaded with all the information you need. Provides all the suggestions and tools necessary to put together an outstanding trip. -- The Bookwatch. Adventure Guides aim to deliver content... Moderately-priced and truly user-friendly, they are packed with information that other series rarely cover. -- Library Journal.

Teaching Green

Teaching Green
Author: Tim Grant,Gail Littlejohn
Publsiher: New Society Publishers
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2004-03-01
ISBN: 9780865715011
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Green Book Excerpt:

A complete resource for "teaching green" to young people in grades 6-8

The Fascination of Birds

The Fascination of Birds
Author: William Young
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-05-05
ISBN: 048678293X
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fascination of Birds Book Excerpt:

This captivating collection of 99 essays offers a well-researched but easy-to-read look at birds as familiar as the sparrow and as seldom-seen as the albatross, from dancing varieties (crane) to sacred ones (ibis) to those associated with practical jokes and assassinations (snipe). The book combines extensive field experience with reflections drawn from biology, literature, music, history, politics, and other areas.

The Book of Eggs

The Book of Eggs
Author: Mark E. Hauber,John Bates
Publsiher: Ivy Press
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2014-04-01
ISBN: 1782401385
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Eggs Book Excerpt:

Featuring new photography from Chicagos renowned Field Museum, The Book of Eggs explores 600 examples at actual size, alongside pattern details, clutch images, breeding range maps, and engravings of all the birds. A table of field-guide information identifies order, family, breeding range, nesting habitat, nest characteristics, and conservation status. This accompanies an expert narrative revealing the latest research and thinking on social structure; reproductive strategies; egg colour, maculation, and size; and incubation behaviour. Arranged taxonomically, according to evolutionary relationships, the book brings to light intriguing aspects of breeding biology. The result is a visual delight and an essential reference for every bird enthusiast, natural historian, and conservationist.

American Reference Books Annual 2019 Edition

American Reference Books Annual  2019 Edition
Author: Juneal M. Chenoweth
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2019-06-24
ISBN: 1440869146
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Reference Books Annual 2019 Edition Book Excerpt:

Read professional, fair reviews by practicing academic, public, and school librarians and subject-area specialists that will enable you to make the best choices from among the latest reference resources. • Provides reviews of print and electronic resources, showcasing a wide spectrum for users to consider • Presents unbiased evaluations that allow users to make their own decisions on the suitability of a given resource for their patrons' needs • Gives users access to reviews containing critical, relevant, and timely information from librarians and subject-area specialists

Ecuador s Amazon Region

Ecuador s Amazon Region
Author: Peter Krahenbuhl
Publsiher: Hunter Publishing, Inc
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2009-09-10
ISBN: 158843804X
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecuador s Amazon Region Book Excerpt:

Welcome to the wildest place on earth! Ecuador's upper Amazon Basin, referred to locally as the Oriente, awaits you. Spanning most of the SucumbA-os Province, this region is unquestionably one of the most biologically diverse regions on the planet. Here, you can experience incredible wildlife viewing and bird-watching, nature photography, jungle hikes, dugout-canoe excursions, and a unique mix of native people adapted to life in the heart of the tropics. From bird-size butterflies to butterfly-size birds, from piranhas to vampire bats, from poison-arrow frogs to monster anacondas, and from spider monkeys to howler monkeys, the sky is the limit for the spirited soul. The area surrounding Tena and MisahuallA- is the most-visited rainforest destination in the country. One of the more developed regions of the upper Amazon, it is also the most accessible. Jungle excursions abound and there are still small patches of primary forest, mostly in the form of private reserves. Outstanding rafting, kayaking, swimming, tubing and hiking opportunities are available, as well as birding, botany, medicinal study, cultural and general nature travel. Farther down the RA-o Napo, the land becomes more pristine. In the south, especially along the eastern slopes of the Andes and around Macas, the rugged topography and lack of access have preserved some of the best wildlife-viewing opportunities and intact indigenous cultures in Ecuador. In this region, virgin rainforest and the communities of the unique Achuar and Shuar Nations await the true adventure seeker. As the Andes descend dramatically eastward into the Napo region, the true tropical lowland rainforest begins with the headwaters of the RA-o Napo. The Central Oriente offers ecological life zones similar to those in the northern region (see The Upper Amazon Basin), with many species that live here and nowhere else on earth. This is due primarily to the mixture of different microclimates created by drastic elevation changes between the Andes and the Amazon, resulting in small pockets of life that evolved separately from their close neighbors. Thus, biologically, the Oriente a€" with up to 5% of the earth's plant species a€" is arguably the richest place on the planet. This guide gives you all the details on where to stay, where to eat, what to do, how to get around, the entertainment and arts, the history and culture. Complete with maps and photos throughout.

Guide to Garden Wildlife 2nd edition

Guide to Garden Wildlife  2nd edition
Author: Richard Lewington
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-09-05
ISBN: 1472964829
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guide to Garden Wildlife 2nd edition Book Excerpt:

'The definitive go-to wildlife guide for all 16 million British gardens.' – Mike Dilger Even the smallest garden can be an important haven for wildlife, and this authoritative guide enables everyone to explore this wealth on their back doorstep. It covers all the main animal groups – including pond life – likely to be found in a garden in Great Britain and Ireland. Detailed descriptions and information on life history, behaviour and occurrence are provided for more than 500 species, as well as practical information on creating a pond for wildlife, making nestboxes and feeding birds. Richard Lewington, acknowledged as one of the finest natural history artists in Europe, has teamed up with his brother Ian, one of our most respected bird artists, to provide nearly 1,000 superbly detailed colour artworks to complement the text. Presented in an accessible, easy-to-use format, this fully updated and expanded edition covers everything from blue tits to bumblebees and hedgehogs to hawkmoths.

Hummingbirds of North America

Hummingbirds of North America
Author: Dan True
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 213
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hummingbirds of North America Book Excerpt:

Provides detailed information on each of the sixteen species, includes maps showing where the species can be spotted, and discusses how to photograph hummingbirds in flight

Audubon Art Prints

Audubon Art Prints
Author: Bill Steiner
Publsiher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9781570035043
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Audubon Art Prints Book Excerpt:

This work offers buyers, sellers, and collectors an easy-to-use, one-volume source of information for these bird and quadruped prints of John James Audubon. It contains obscure references, where the author, Bill Steiner, has surveyed the contemporary market-place. Addressing one of the more complex aspects of print collection, the text clarifies the task of distinguishing the octavio prints of the successive editions of Audubon's Birds of America (1840-1871) and Quadrupeds of North America (1849-1870). It describes the publication histories of each edition since the first, offers information about printers, engravers, and subscribers, and provides practical information on price histories, accessibility, and preservation.