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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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"Explores the methods by which animals navigate throughout the world, examining such examples as the monarch butterfly's use of an internal clock and the honey bee's reliance on the sun and mental maps."--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Gould, James L., 1945-
Nature's compass.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2012
(DLC) 2011035086
(OCoLC)747819369
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James L Gould; Carol Grant Gould
ISBN: 9781400841660 1400841666
OCLC Number: 785347353
Awards: Commended for Society of Biology Book Awards: General Biology Book 2013.
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 294 p.) : ill., maps
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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Longlisted for the 2013 Society of Biology Book Awards in General Biology "Though animals are the book's stars, animal-navigation scientists come a close second. The innovation and sometimes pure Read more...

 
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