Animal migration: remarkable journeys in the wild is an illustrated guide to the most awe-inspiring spectacle on the planet: Nature on the move. Migration has always amazed and perplexed scientist and nature lover alike. At any time of the year, ...
species of all shapes and sizes, from the tiny copepod to the blue whale, are driven to embark on long and difficult journeys. Here we explore the routes of some 50 of the most amazing animal travelers and offer insight into this phenomenon. What compels these creatures to travel thousands of kilometres? How do they navigate so successfully over land and sea? How do animals survive journeys that can last for months? Are some species more suited to migration than others? The title also covers 30 migration hotspots around the world where you can watch some of the most dramatic migration spectacles; details specific conservation issues for each featured species; has migration profile boxes on each species; and investigates myths and mysteries that have persisted for thousands of years. The authoritative text is complemented by more than 300 color photographs, illustrations and range maps. This is an exceptional reference that will be an invaluable addition to every nature-lover's library.
Number of pages: 176
Date of publication: 01/02/2009
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