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The Resource Nature's compass : the mystery of animal navigation, James L. Gould, Carol Grant Gould

Nature's compass : the mystery of animal navigation, James L. Gould, Carol Grant Gould

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Nature's compass : the mystery of animal navigation
Title
Nature's compass
Title remainder
the mystery of animal navigation
Statement of responsibility
James L. Gould, Carol Grant Gould
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Language
eng
Summary
We know that animals cross miles of water, land, and sky with pinpoint precision on a daily basis. But it is only in recent years that scientists have learned how these astounding feats of navigation are actually accomplished. This book explores the remarkable methods by which animals find their way both near home and around the globe. The authors delve into the elegant strategies and fail safe backup systems, the invisible sensitivities and mysterious forces, and incredible mental abilities used by familiar and rare species, as they investigate a multitude of navigation strategies, from the simple to the astonishing. They discuss how animals navigate, without instruments and training, at a level far beyond human talents. They explain how animals measure time and show how the fragile monarch butterfly employs an internal clock, calendar, compass, and map to commence and measure the two thousand mile annual journey to Mexico, all with a brain that weighs only a few thousandths of an ounce. They look at honey bees and how they rely on the sun and mental maps to locate landmarks such as nests and flowers. And they examine whether long distance migrants, such as the homing pigeon, depend on a global positioning system to let them know where they are. Ultimately, the authors ask if the disruption of migratory paths through habitat destruction and global warming is affecting and endangering animal species. Providing a comprehensive picture of animal navigation and migration, this book decodes the mysteries of this extraordinary aspect of natural behavior
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DLC
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1945-
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Gould, James L.
Dewey number
591.56/8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QL782
LC item number
.G68 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Gould, Carol Grant
Series statement
Science essentials
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  • Animal navigation
  • Animal navigation
  • Etologi
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Nature's compass : the mystery of animal navigation, James L. Gould, Carol Grant Gould
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn747819369
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 294 pages
Isbn
9780691140452
Lccn
2011035086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780691140452
  • (OCoLC)747819369
Label
Nature's compass : the mystery of animal navigation, James L. Gould, Carol Grant Gould
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn747819369
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 294 pages
Isbn
9780691140452
Lccn
2011035086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780691140452
  • (OCoLC)747819369

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