INCREDIBLE JOURNEYS:


INCREDIBLE JOURNEYS:

DAVID BARRIE    Book Number: 91029    Product format: Paperback

Award-winning author David Barrie has himself sailed the oceans using a sextant and is passionate about navigation as he describes in delightful detail the myriad ways in which animals get around. He takes us on a global tour of the cutting-edge science of animal navigation and reveals how animals large and small including humans find their way around. Weaving interviews with leading experts on animal behaviour from around the world with the ground-breaking discoveries of the Nobel-Prize winning neuroscientist, Barrie shows how animals as various as butterflies, birds, crustaceans, fish, reptiles and people find their way. Sea turtles, spiny lobsters and moths that find their way using the Earth's magnetic field. Salmon that return to their birthplace by following their noses. Baleen whales that swim thousands of miles while holding a rock-steady course. Birds that can locate their nests on a tiny island after criss-crossing an entire ocean. Dung beetles that steer by the light of the Milky Way. Ants and bees that navigate using patterns of light invisible to humans. Homing pigeons that use smell to navigate. Flitting from fact to anecdote like a butterfly hunting for nectar, here is a wonderful combination of science and travel writing and creatures great and small. 323pp, paperback.
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