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Flight of the Golden Plover: The Amazing Migration Between Hawaii and Alaska
by Debbie S. Miller
illustrated by Daniel Van Zyle
University of Alaska Press, 2011
Paper: 978-1-60223-151-1
Library of Congress Classification QL696.C43M55 2011
Dewey Decimal Classification 333.95833

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

The remarkable story of the golden plover’s annual migration, this beautifully illustrated nature title for young readers sees the small but mighty plover embark on a six-thousand-mile flight between the frozen Alaska tundra and gentle grassy slopes of the Hawaiian Islands. Equally at home in his two very different habitats, the once-endangered golden plover has evolved many behaviors and adaptations that make it perfectly well-suited to each of its homes, and this book contains many fascinating facts about them. Readers are also introduced to the plover’s neighbors and friends—from the giant Hawaiian goose, or nene, to the musk ox, grizzly bear, arctic fox, and sandhill crane.



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