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The hummingbird is a compact wonder of physiology, and has long been a source of fascination for observers of the natural world. This tiny creature is a record breaker on many fronts, from its highly efficient use of food for energy to its staggeringly impressive annual long-distance migrations. The mystery and achievement of the hummingbird has clearly made its mark.

A zoologist by training and a bird lover by nature, author Robert Burton marries a rigorous scientific knowledge about these unique birds with an engaging appreciation for and a delight in his subject.

In lively and informative text, Burton introduces the hummingbird and deftly explores its natural history, its essential relationship with plant life, the miracle of its flight, its elaborate social life as well as its nesting behavior and renowned migratory habits. Also addressed is the hummingbird's rich relationship with humans, including its place in myth and legend. Burton also discusses the post-contact trade in hummingbird feathers, which has significantly depleted its populations, and the current threats to its habitat.

From the Publisher: Praise for 'The World of the Hummingbird':

"Burton treats complex matters with a thoroughness that would make any scientist proud, yet with a clarity that would captivate any lay person." - Dr. H. Ross Hawkins, President of The Hummingbird Society, Newark, Delaware.

"A great read for the non-scientist wishing to know more about the biology of these lovely little creatures." - Ethan Temeles, Profossor of Biology, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts

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