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Nature's compass : the mystery of animal navigation

Author: James L Gould; Carol Grant Gould
Publisher: Princeton [N.J.] : Princeton University Press, ©2012.
Series: Science essentials (National Academy of Sciences (U.S.))
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We know that animals cross miles of water, land, and sky with pinpoint precision on a daily basis. But it is only in recent years that scientists have learned how these astounding feats of navigation are actually accomplished. This book explores the remarkable methods by which animals find their way both near home and around the globe. The authors delve into the elegant strategies and fail safe backup systems, the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James L Gould; Carol Grant Gould
ISBN: 9780691140452 0691140456
OCLC Number: 747819369
Awards: Commended for Society of Biology Book Awards: General Biology Book 2013.
Description: xiii, 294 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Navigating : problems and strategies --
When and where --
A matter of time --
Insect compasses --
Vertebrate compasses --
Piloting and inertial navigation --
The map sense --
Migration and the future : conservation and extinction.
Series Title: Science essentials (National Academy of Sciences (U.S.))
Responsibility: James L. Gould, Carol Grant Gould.

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We know that animals cross miles of water, land, and sky with pinpoint precision on a daily basis. But scientists have learned how these astounding feats of navigation are actually accomplished. This  Read more...

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