The Glitter in the Green

Dunn tells the colorful story of these fabulous birds-- their history, their compelling life cycles, and their perilous position in a changing landscape-- and the stories of the people, past and present, whose lives have been shaped by the ...

The Glitter in the Green

An acclaimed natural history writer follows the trail of the magical hummingbird Hummingbirds are a glittering, sparkling collective of over three hundred wildly variable species. For centuries, they have been revered by indigenous Americans, coveted by European collectors, and admired worldwide for their unsurpassed metallic plumage and immense character. Yet they exist on a knife-edge, fighting for habitats in boreal woodlands, dripping cloud forests, and subpolar islands. They are, perhaps, the ultimate embodiment of evolution's power to carve a niche for a delicate creature in even the harshest of places. Traveling the full length of the hummingbirds' range, from the cusp of the Arctic Circle to near-Antarctic islands, acclaimed nature writer Jon Dunn encounters birders, scientists, and storytellers in his quest to find bouquets of this beguiling creature, immersing us in the world of one of Earth's most charismatic species.

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The Glitter in the Green
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Jon Dunn
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-20 - Publisher:

An acclaimed natural history writer follows the trail of the magical hummingbird Hummingbirds are a glittering, sparkling collective of over three hundred wildly variable species. For centuries, they have been revered by indigenous Americans, coveted by European collectors, and admired worldwide for their unsurpassed metallic plumage and immense character. Yet
The Glitter in the Green
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Jon Dunn
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-06-24 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

'Exceedingly well-researched and packed with fascinating lore, it should appeal to avid birders and general readers alike' - WALL STREET JOURNAL 'As gleaming and mesmeric as its tiny subject' VANITY FAIR 'Ever thoughtful and engaging, Jon Dunn pursues these dazzling creatures through dust and jungle to the chillier shores at
The Glitter of Stone
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Thomas Boyd
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Thomas Boyd

A novel of historical fiction set in Southern Greece.
The Glitter of Gold
Language: en
Pages: 344
Authors: Marc Flandreau
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-03-04 - Publisher: OUP Oxford

This book studies the so far unexplored operation of the international monetary system that prevailed before the emergence of the international gold standard in 1873. Conventional wisdom has it that the emergence of gold as a global anchor was both an inescapable and desirable evolution, given the exchange rate stability
The Dashing Miss Fairchild
Language: en
Pages: 196
Authors: Emily Hendrickson
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-09-15 - Publisher: Belgrave House

While traveling to Bath, Miss Clare Fairchild discovered a baby in her carriage, and determined to take the child with her. Her arrival with a baby caused disagreeable Bath gossip, but the intriguing Mr. Richard Talbot assisted Clare in their confusing—and often dangerous—search for the truth. Regency Romance by Emily