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  • Title: Nature's Compass
  • Author: James L. Gould Carol Grant Gould
  • ISBN: 9780691140452
  • Page: 280
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Nature's Compass By James L. Gould Carol Grant Gould 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 With colorful and thorough detail, Nature s Compass explores the remarkable methods by which animals find their way both near home and around theWe 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 With colorful and thorough detail, Nature s Compass explores the remarkable methods by which animals find their way both near home and around the globe Noted biologist James Gould and popular science writer Carol Gould 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.The Goulds 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, Nature s Compass decodes the mysteries of this extraordinary aspect of natural behavior.
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    Commentaires:

    Rossdavidh
    The fact that a bird can fly for thousands of miles to the same place that others of its kind are going, is already impressive enough to me, given that I can often find a way to get lost driving around Austin if my GPS enabled device is not doing well that day The fact that salmon can find their way back to the place they were born, is positively mystifying The fact that monarch butterflies can continue their leg of a multi generational migration back to a place they didn t even get born, is as [...]

    Roberta Gibson
    Have you ever lost your car in the mall parking lot Our family avoids this problem by standing next to our parked car before we leave it and taking what we jokingly call an orientation flight, named for the circling flight wasps take to assess local landmarks when they leave their nests first described by Niko Tinbergen We don t really fly, but we do turn around and note a prominent, stable landmarks in the area creating a visual map although my husband inevitably laughs and says, We re parked n [...]

    Hapzydeco
    The Goulds early on state that an animal s ability to know its location and the direction of its goal is one of the greatest mysteries of science After reading this work I am optimistic that someday scientist will solve this mystery.

    Laura
    A great topic but a little too technical for me I skimmed the last half to one third of the book.

    Science For The People
    Featured on Skeptically Speaking show 198 on February 1, 2013, during an interview with co author James Gould skepticallyspeaking episode

    Rodrigo San miguel
    Very technical

    Mills College Library
    591.568 G697 2012

    Bud Hewlett
    Very interesting, but somewhat technical Required a lot of concentration

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