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Nature's compass : the mystery of animal navigation

Auteur : James L Gould; Carol Grant Gould
Éditeur: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2012.
Collection: Science essentials (National Academy of Sciences (U.S.))
Édition/format:   Livre électronique : Document : AnglaisVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
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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/forme: Electronic books
Format – détails additionnels: Print version:
Gould, James L., 1945-
Nature's compass.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011035086
(OCoLC)747819369
Type d’ouvrage: Document, Ressource Internet
Type de document: Ressource Internet, Fichier d'ordinateur
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs: James L Gould; Carol Grant Gould
ISBN: 9781400841660 1400841666
Numéro OCLC: 785347353
Récompenses: Long-listed for Society of Biology Book Awards in General Biology 2013
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 294 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contenu: 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.
Titre de collection: Science essentials (National Academy of Sciences (U.S.))
Responsabilité: 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  Lire la suite...

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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 Lire la suite...

 
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