Summer World: A Season of Bounty - Bernd Heinrich

Summer. Winter dormancy is over and nature has a lot to do in a short time: trees prepare their buds for the next spring’s leaves and flowers, baby warblers eat enough caterpillars to reach full size in six days, insects that live just weeks or days mate and lay eggs for the following generation. And all this happens while the creatures are trying to maximize sun and food and dodge predators and parasites. Much of the action occurs unnoticed by humans, but Bernd Heinrich, a biologist and avid observer of the outdoors, documents the amazing goings-on in Summer World (Ecco, $14.99). Pairing professional expertise with a spirited Thoreauvian wonder, Heinrich charts the life cycles and the highly specialized survival techniques of a wide range of flora and fauna, from ants and wasps to frogs and phoebes.

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780060742188
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Published: Ecco - April 6th, 2010