Animal migration : remarkable journeys by air, land and sea

Author
Published
  • London : Natural History Museum ¬©2009
Physical description
176 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), colour maps ; 30 cm.
ISBN
  • 9780565092436
  • 056509243X
  • 056509243X (hbk.)
Notes
  • "This spectacular guide explores the mysteries of animal migration over land, through oceans, and by air. Lavishly illustrated with more than 300 colour photographs, maps, and illustrations, Animal Migration covers every continent as it traces the routes of some 50 remarkable migrations - including those of polar bears, wildebeest, hummingbirds, iguanas, sharks, and many others. Ben Hoare describes the navigation, reproduction, and feeding strategies of these animals and focuses on the migrations that stand out for their extraordinary challenges, such as those that take animals unthinkable distances across hostile or barren territory." "Designed for early browsing or in-depth study, Animal Migration is divided into four sections. The first section explains how migration works and why animals migrate, either as part of mass migration or on lonely odysseys. It explores the full range of orientation strategies, the evolution of migratory behavior, and the growing threats facing migratory wildlife today. Subsequent sections examine migration over land, in water, and by air. Profile boxes give fast facts on each species; informative maps draw on the latest research to show migration routes in different seasons; and special features focus on topics of particular interest. This book also includes a catalogue of migration hot spots around the world - places where the planet's greatest animal voyages can be observed." -- Jacket.
  • Includes index.
Genre
  • Illustrated
  • still image
  • text
Language
  • English

Summary

  • This guide explores the mysteries of animal migration over land, through oceans and by air. It covers every continent as it traces the routes of 50 remarkable migrations - including those of polar bears, wildebeest, hummingbirds, iguanas, sharks and many others.

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British Library: Humanities and Social Sciences, St Pancras Reading Rooms LC.31.b.7123
University of Cambridge Libraries: University Library: Order in Reading Room C200.a.2054
National Library of Scotland: General Reading Room, Edinburgh (stored offsite) OP3.209.32
National Library of Wales / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru: Contact the National Library of Wales / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru PRINT 2010 MC 2457
Natural History Museum Library: South Kensington, Entomology 15 q HOA
Natural History Museum Library: South Kensington, General OFFICIAL PRESS Fc q HOA
Natural History Museum Library: South Kensington, Zoology 15 q HOA
Natural History Museum Library: Tring, Ornithology ORNITHOLOGY 10A HOA
University of Oxford Libraries: Bodleian Library M09.C05138
University of Strathclyde Library: Standard Loan MLD D 591.52 HOA
Trinity College Dublin Library: Santry Book Repository HX-84-782
University for the Creative Arts: Farnham Library 591.568 HOA

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