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Nature's compass : the mystery of animal navigation

Autore: James L Gould; Carol Grant Gould
Editore: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2012.
Serie: Science essentials (National Academy of Sciences (U.S.))
Edizione/Formato:   eBook : Document : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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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Genere/forma: Electronic books
Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Print version:
Gould, James L., 1945-
Nature's compass.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2012
(DLC) 2011035086
(OCoLC)747819369
Tipo materiale: Document, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Internet Resource, Computer File
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: James L Gould; Carol Grant Gould
ISBN: 9781400841660 1400841666
Numero OCLC: 785347353
Riconoscimenti: Commended for Society of Biology Book Awards: General Biology Book 2013.
Descrizione: 1 online resource (xiii, 294 p.) : ill., maps
Contenuti: 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.
Titolo della serie: Science essentials (National Academy of Sciences (U.S.))
Responsabilità: James L. Gould, Carol Grant Gould.

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