The Glitter in the Green: In Search of Hummingbirds

The Glitter in the Green: In Search of Hummingbirds

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An acclaimed natural history writer follows the trail of the remarkable hummingbird all over the world.

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 survival 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 these beguiling creatures, immersing us in the world of one of Earth's most charismatic bird families.

Author: Jon Dunn
Publisher: Basic Books
Published: 04/20/2021
Pages: 352
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.35lbs
Size: 9.30h x 5.90w x 1.30d
ISBN: 9781541618190

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 01/25/2021
Library Journal 02/01/2021 pg. 103
Kirkus Reviews 02/15/2021
Booklist 03/01/2021 pg. 18

About the Author
Jon Dunn is a natural history writer, photographer, and wildlife tour leader. His writing has appeared in a number of magazines, including BBC Wildlife. He is the author of three previous books, including Orchid Summer. He lives on his croft on the remote Shetland Islands.