Incredible Journeys: Exploring the Wonders of Animal Navigation

Author(s): David Barrie

Natural History

In INCREDIBLE JOURNEYS, award-winning author David Barrie takes us on a tour of the cutting-edge science of animal navigation, where breakthroughs are allowing scientists to unravel, for the first time, how animals as various as butterflies, birds, crustaceans, fish, reptiles and even people find their way. Weaving interviews with leading experts on animal behaviour with the groundbreaking discoveries of Nobel-Prize winning neuroscientists, Barrie shines a light on the astounding skills of animals of every stripe. Dung beetles that steer by the light of the Milky Way. Ants and bees that navigate using patterns of light invisible to humans. 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 and birds that can locate their nests on a tiny island after crisscrossing an entire ocean. There's a stunning diversity of animal navigators out there, often using senses and skills we humans don't have access to ourselves. For the first time, INCREDIBLE JOURNEYS reveals the wonders of these animals in a whole new light.

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“David Barrie, who himself has sailed the oceans using a sextant, is passionate about navigation and describes in delightful detail the myriad ways in which animals get around ... eye-opening book.”

- The New York Times Book Review   

“This book is packed with extraordinary tales of the navigational abilities of the animal world, and the importance of understanding them ... crammed with fascinating and often baffling feats of animal navigation.”

- Sydney Morning Herald (JC BookGrocer)

General Fields

  • : 9781473656833
  • : Hodder & Stoughton
  • : Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
  • : 0.43
  • : January 2019
  • : 2.5 Centimeters X 15.8 Centimeters X 23.4 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : David Barrie
  • : Paperback
  • : 1905
  • : 288