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Nature's compass : the mystery of animal navigation

Auteur: James L Gould; Carol Grant Gould
Uitgever: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2012.
Serie: Science essentials (National Academy of Sciences (U.S.))
Editie/Formaat:   eBoek : Document : EngelsAlle edities en materiaalsoorten bekijken.
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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/Vorm: Electronic books
Aanvullende fysieke materiaalsoort: Print version:
Gould, James L., 1945-
Nature's compass.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2012
(DLC) 2011035086
(OCoLC)747819369
Genre: Document, Internetbron
Soort document: Internetbron, Computerbestand
Alle auteurs / medewerkers: James L Gould; Carol Grant Gould
ISBN: 9781400841660 1400841666
OCLC-nummer: 785347353
Onderscheidingen: Commended for Society of Biology Book Awards: General Biology Book 2013.
Beschrijving: 1 online resource (xiii, 294 p.) : ill., maps
Inhoud: 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.
Serietitel: Science essentials (National Academy of Sciences (U.S.))
Verantwoordelijkheid: 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  Meer lezen...

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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 Meer lezen...

 
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