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Nature's compass : the mystery of animal navigation

Autor: James L Gould; Carol Grant Gould
Editorial: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2012.
Serie: Science essentials (National Academy of Sciences (U.S.))
Edición/Formato:   Libro-e : Documento : Inglés (eng)Ver todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
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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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Género/Forma: Electronic books
Formato físico adicional: Print version:
Gould, James L., 1945-
Nature's compass.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2012
(DLC) 2011035086
(OCoLC)747819369
Tipo de material: Documento, Recurso en Internet
Tipo de documento: Recurso en Internet, Archivo de computadora
Todos autores / colaboradores: James L Gould; Carol Grant Gould
ISBN: 9781400841660 1400841666
Número OCLC: 785347353
Premios: Commended for Society of Biology Book Awards: General Biology Book 2013.
Descripción: 1 online resource (xiii, 294 p.) : ill., maps
Contenido: 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.
Título de la serie: Science essentials (National Academy of Sciences (U.S.))
Responsabilidad: James L. Gould, Carol Grant Gould.

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