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Publisher Description

"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.

Science & Nature
January 10
M.R. Mahar
M Mahar

Customer Reviews

phoenix artist ,

Hover: Hummingbirds in the United States

This was a work of passion for the authors. It is thorough, beautiful, informative, and captivating. Highly recommend.


Loved it!

This book is an easy and relaxing read. It's written such that a second or third grader could probably read it alone, but an adult would enjoy it just as much. I've always liked watching hummingbirds from my kitchen window, and now I know everything I could've ever wanted to know, and then some. The videos are remarkable. The baby bird chapter was hands down my family's favorite.

Grandma Beannie ,

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!