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Summer world
a season of bounty
1st ed.
Bernd Heinrich

Published 2009 by Ecco in New York, USA .
Written in English.

About the Book

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.

Table of Contents

Preparing for summer
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
The hummingbird and the woodpecker
Deaths and resurrections
Extreme summer
Moss, lichens, and Tweedlaarkanniedood
Perpetual summer species
Ant wars
Silent summer
Ending summer
The last peep.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-241) and index.


Library of Congress
QL753 .H448 2009

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i, 253 p., [8] p. of plates :
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