Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds

by Mark J. Rauzon
     
 

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The books in the highly praised First Book series provide basic facts on subjects in the social studies, the sciences, sports, and practical and fine arts. An inviting format, lively text, and interesting illustrations make these books especially popular with young readers. Each book is indexed and, where appropriate, includes a glossary, maps, further reading, and… See more details below

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The books in the highly praised First Book series provide basic facts on subjects in the social studies, the sciences, sports, and practical and fine arts. An inviting format, lively text, and interesting illustrations make these books especially popular with young readers. Each book is indexed and, where appropriate, includes a glossary, maps, further reading, and bibliography.

Hummingbirds are the smallest and the most active birds of all. Explore the hummingbird world of Cuban bee, rufous, sword-billed, giant, ruby-throated, Anna's, and magnificent hummers.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-6This fact-filled text provides a readable description of hummingbirds' physical characteristics, behavior, and habitat. Chapters such as "Hungry, Hovering Hummers"; "Bills for Feeding"; and "Home in the Americas" bring to light fascinating details about these unique birds found only in the Americas. Rauzon explains how hummingbirds must consume half of their body weight every day, how their wing structure differs from that of other birds, and how they alternate between a hyperactive state and a comalike torpor to conserve energy. Although full-color photographs appear throughout, this title is not as lavishly illustrated as Esther Quesada Tyrrell's Hummingbirds (Crown, 1992). However, it is an accessible and useful addition for homework support and general-interest collections.Frances E. Millhouser, Chantilly Regional Library, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531158494
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Series:
First Books Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.03(w) x 8.47(h) x 0.26(d)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

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