Hover: Hummingbirds in the United States
Maria Mahar & Thomas Strich
This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. Multi-touch books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. Books with interactive features may work best on an iOS device. iBooks on your Mac requires OS X 10.9 or later.
"A tiny bird, flying in place—a flash of color. A hummingbird hovers among the flowers. Then, in an instant, it is gone."
See hummingbirds dive, fly, and chase each other in slow motion. Hear the sound of a hovering hummingbird’s wings. Watch a female hummingbird build her nest. Witness the hatching of a hummingbird chick. Hover: Hummingbirds in the United States is an interactive, visual exploration of the nearby, but mostly hidden, world of hummingbirds. Intended for all ages, Hover is a high-interest low-reading level (hi-lo) multi-touch book designed for the iPad and iPhone.
Naturalist Mahar and photographer Strich have spent years observing and recording the hummingbird's daily life. Their stunning photography and video footage, accompanied by clear and concise descriptive text, provide rich information about the hummingbird’s body, its habits, its life cycle, and the 13 species that regularly nest in the United States.
What's New in Version 1.1
Updated Hummingbird Species Gallery in Chapter 8, with species length included. Addition of a photo of a female Blue-throated Hummingbird. Minor clarifications and corrections in text, including details on Calliope Hummingbird. Several images updated for visual clarity.
Wonderful hummingbird book for kids and adults
This is a wonderful book to introduce kids (and adults) to the intriguing life of the hummingbird. Many photos and videos make the information easily accessible for kids but the text is also at the right level. The authors' love of nature shines through. Despite the fact that the target audience is children, I learned quite a bit myself since the book is full of details and facts. The bibliography at the end is rich and can lead the budding bird lover to a wealth of information.
My son and daughter, 13 and 10, loved it.
Beautifully brilliant pictures and videos
Calling all birders...this iBook contains such gorgeous pictures and interesting information/ factoids about these precious little birds. Additionally, each chapter is embedded with short videos that allowed us to better appreciate the world of the Hummingbird up close.
Enchanting for all ages!
Hover is a true gem. More than a book on hummingbirds…it’s alive! There is information for the beginner (I’m definitely pursuing this new hobby) but the technology also adds a dimension for advanced enthusiasts. The novelty and joy of this book are the videos, both in real time with sound and slow motion photography. You enter a world you would otherwise never see. Absolutely breathtaking! The mother bird feeding her chicks in the nest and the incredible acrobatics of these stunning little birds is captivating. This book is to enjoy and share with everyone!