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Author Heinrich, Bernd, 1940-

Title Summer world [OverDrive electronic resource] : a season of bounty / Bernd Heinrich.

Publication Info. Pymble, NSW ; New York, NY : HarperCollins e-books, 2009.
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preparing for summer -- Awakening -- Wood frogs -- The early birds -- Bald-faced hornet nests -- Mud daubers and behavior -- The blues -- Artful diners -- Masters of disguise -- Cecropia moths -- Calosamia collapse -- New England longhorns -- Flies -- The hummingbird and the woodpecker -- Deaths and resurrections -- Extreme summer -- Moss, lichens, and Tweedlaarkanniedood -- Perpetual summer species -- Ant wars -- Blackbirds -- Silent summer -- Ending summer -- The last peep.
Summary Naturalist Heinrich brings us the same bottomless reserve of wonder and reverence for the teeming animal life of backwoods New England that he brought us in Winter World. Now he focuses on the animal kingdom in the extremes of the warmer months, with all its feeding, nesting, fighting, and mating. Whether presenting disquisitions on ant wars, the predatory characteristics of wasps, the mating rituals of woodpeckers, or describing an encounter with a road full of wood frogs, Heinrich never stops observing the beautifully complex interactions of animals and plants with nature, giving extraordinary depth to the relationships between habitat and the warming of the earth. --From publisher description.
System Details Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 4146 KB).
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Subject Animals -- Summering.
Adaptation (Biology)
Genre Electronic books.
ISBN 9780061867859 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
0061867853 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
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