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A world on the wing : the global odyssey of migratory birds / Scott Weidensaul.

Weidensaul, Scott, (author.).

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  • 3 of 8 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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7 current holds with 8 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch 598.156 WEI WOR (Text) 34207002371848 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Huntingburg PL - Huntingburg 598.15 WEI (Text) 39970001048841 NF Checked out 05/01/2021
Hussey-Mayfield Mem. PL - Zionsville 598.1568 WEIDENSA (Text) 33946003680456 New Books . 2nd Floor Checked out 04/28/2021
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library 598.1568 WEI (Text) 78551000550645 Non-Fiction Available -
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library 598.156 WEIDENSAUL (Text) 39206021690761 New Materials Checked out 05/05/2021
Peabody PL - Columbia City NON-FICTION 598.156 WEIDENSAUL (Text) 30403002436707 Adult - Non-Fiction In process -
Perry Co PL - Tell City Main Library 598.15 WEI (Text) 70621000231281 Adult - New Available -
Whiting PL - Whiting ON ORDER (Text) WHTNG 9780393608908 On order On order -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780393608908
  • ISBN: 0393608905
  • Physical Description: 385 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, [2021]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [353]-373) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue -- Spoonies -- Quantum leap -- We used to think -- Big data, big trouble -- Hangover -- Tearing up the calendar -- Aguiluchos redux -- Off the shelf -- To hide from God -- Eninum -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
"An exhilarating exploration of the science and wonder of global bird migration. In the past two decades, our understanding of bird migration-the navigational and physiological feats that enable birds to cross immense oceans or fly above the highest mountains, to go weeks without sleep, or remain in unbroken flight for months at a stretch-has exploded. Scientists have made astounding discoveries: certain species, such as thrushes, can avoid dehydration over long flights by "drinking" from their own muscles and organs, extending their flight range by almost thirty percent, or more than two thousand miles, and while we've known for decades that birds are somehow able to orient themselves using earth's magnetic field, a new leading theory is that they do so through a form of quantum entanglement. In A World on the Wing, author and researcher Scott Weidensaul shares these and other revelations to convey both the wonder of bird migration and its global sweep, taking the reader from the shores and mudflats of the Yellow Sea in China, to the remote mountains of northeastern India, and to the salt lakes in southern Cyprus in the Mediterranean. Weidensaul also introduces those trying to preserve global migratory patterns in the face of climate change and other rising challenges"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Birds > Migration.
Migratory birds.
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / General.

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