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The Way of the Hummingbird

Virginia C. Holmgren

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ISBN 10: 0884962504 / ISBN 13: 9780884962502
Published by Capra Press, 1986
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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IN LEGEND, HISTORY AND TODAY'S GARDENS. Book has 176 pages (5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches) in a tight binding. Chapter titles include: Hummingbirds in legend and science; first written records; Where and how to watch hummingbirds, and more. Is illustrated throughout with line drawiangs. Bookseller Inventory # 007144

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Title: The Way of the Hummingbird

Publisher: Capra Press

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

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Seemingly everything you've ever wanted to know about hummingbirds is packed into this comprehensive volume by a contributing editor to Birdwatcher's Digest. Holmgren includes legends and scientific facts (for example, the hummingbird's unusual plumage is explained first in Mayan Indian stories and then from a scientific point of view), as well as obscure details (hummingbirds fight, according to scientific data, because the birds have so little body mass that they are unable to store food, and, therefore, they spar fiercely for nutrients; one legend has it that hummingbirds can't sing because their vocal cords are underdeveloped). Illustrations.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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