Animals on the Move

Animals on the Move

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  • Hardback | 112 pages
  • 140 x 220mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Ill.
  • 024559003X
  • 9780245590030

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How do they know where they're going, and what makes them take off? This book describes in detail the range of methods that have been used to observe all different types of migratory animals, and goes on to discuss the facts and theories about the patterns of and impetus for movement that have been deduced from these sightings. There is some background material on early attitudes and study on the subject, but the major emphasis is upon the most recent information in the field, and this book will update Margaret O. Hyde's Animal Clocks and Cycles and Sigmund A. Lavine's Strange Travelers (both 1960). As always, birds, the animal with the most clearly defined migratory patterns, are emphasized, but there is also serious discussion here of examples from many different classes, including some very unusual forms of migration. Like Journey into Ice (1965, p.390, J-142) and the others by this author duo, the subject is presented with a scholarly tone and indicates careful research. (Kirkus Reviews)show more