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Summer World

Summer World - 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-0060742171

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ISBN13: 978-0060742171
ISBN10: 0060742178
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Edition/Copyright: 09
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Published: 2009
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Summer World - 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-0060742171

Bernd Heinrich

ISBN13: 978-0060742171
ISBN10: 0060742178
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 09
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Published: 2009
International: No
Summary

In Summer World: A Season of Bounty, Bernd 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: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival. Now he is focusing 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, Summer World 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. How can cicadas survive-and thrive-at temperatures pushing 115 F? Do hummingbirds know what they're up against before they migrate over the Gulf of Mexico? Why do some trees stop growing taller even when three months of warm weather remain? With awe and unmatched expertise, Heinrich explores hundreds of questions like these.Exquisitely illustrated with dozens of the author's own drawings, Summer World is Bernd Heinrich's most engaging book to date, a fascinating work from one of our very best science writers.

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