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Wayfinding : the science and mystery of how humans navigate the world / M. R. O'Connor.

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  • 7 of 8 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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1 current hold with 8 total copies.

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Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch 152.142 OCO WAY (Text) 34207002240472 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria 152.142 OCO (Text) 37521530928367 AMPL Adult New Nonfiction Shelf Available -
Benton Co PL - Fowler 152.142 OCO (Text) 34044000980605 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville 152.142 O'Co (Text) 32604000206157 DCTPLD AD New Non-Fiction Available -
Peabody PL - Columbia City NON-FICTION 152.142 O'CONNOR (Text) 30403002357457 Adult - Non-Fiction Checked out 08/05/2019
Princeton PL - Princeton 152.142 O'Co (Text) 30890000716504 New Adult Materials Upper level Available -
Whiting PL - Whiting 152.142 OC5 (Text) 51735011942553 Adult department Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial 152.142 O'CONNOR (Text) 33946003553885 New Books . 2nd Floor Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781250096968
  • ISBN: 1250096960
  • Physical Description: viii, 354 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2019.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages [324]-343) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The last roadless place -- Memoryscapes -- Why children are amnesiacs -- Birds, bees, wolves, and whales -- Navigation made us human -- The storytelling computer -- Supernomads -- Dreamtime cartography -- Space and time in the brain -- Among the lightning people -- You say left, I say north -- Empiricism at Harvard -- Astronauts of Oceania -- Navigating climate change -- This is your brain on GPS -- Lost Tesla -- Epilogue: our genius is topophilia.
Summary, etc.:
"At once far flung and intimate, a fascinating look at how finding our way make us human. In this compelling narrative, O'Connor seeks out neuroscientists, anthropologists and master navigators to understand how navigation ultimately gave us our humanity. Biologists have been trying to solve the mystery of how organisms have the ability to migrate and orient with such precision--especially since our own adventurous ancestors spread across the world without maps or instruments. O'Connor goes to the Arctic, the Australian bush and the South Pacific to talk to masters of their environment who seek to preserve their traditions at a time when anyone can use a GPS to navigate. O'Connor explores the neurological basis of spatial orientation within the hippocampus. Without it, people inhabit a dream state, becoming amnesiacs incapable of finding their way, recalling the past, or imagining the future. Studies have shown that the more we exercise our cognitive mapping skills, the greater the grey matter and health of our hippocampus. O'Connor talks to scientists studying how atrophy in the hippocampus is associated with afflictions such as impaired memory, dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, depression and PTSD. Wayfinding is a captivating book that charts how our species' profound capacity for exploration, memory and storytelling results in topophilia, the love of place."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Orientation (Physiology)
Space perception.

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