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Bird Migration: The Biology and Physics of orientation behavior. (Science Study Series # S37)
Bird Migration The Biology and Physics of orientation behavior - Science Study Series # S37 Author:Donald R. Griffin The seasonal migration of birds is one of nature's most fascinating and puzzling phenomena. How does the sandpiper, weighing less than an once, navigate its annual round trip of 4800 miles between Massachusetts and Venezuela? What charts the course for a newly hatched plover when it sets off, without communication from its parents, on a journey ... more »of thousands of miles?
In this engrossing and authoritative book are described the careful experiments that seem to establish the ability of birds to navigate by the operation of their biological clocks in relation to the sun's movement by day and the star's positions at night. The author learned to pilot a plane to follow migrating birds and his accounts make fascinating reading.« less