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

Weidensaul, Scott, (author.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 6 copies available at Sage Library System.

Current holds

1 current hold with 6 total copies.

Summary:

"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...." --from book jacket.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 598.1568 .W417w 2021 (Text) 37814003347375 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 04/14/2021 In transit -
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande 598.156 W417 (Text) 35178001824377 New Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 06/09/2021 Available -
Hermiston Public Library 598.156 WEI (Text) 37838000730978 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 05/10/2021 Available -
Ontario Community Library 598.1568 WEIDE (Text) 33330004580249 New Book Display Book Branch_Only_6months 05/14/2021 Checked out 08/06/2021
Parkdale Community Library 598.1568 WEI 2021 (Text) 33892100734517 Adult New Books Book None 04/21/2021 In transit -
The Dalles Wasco County Library 598.1568 WEI (Text) 33892006652490 NEW BOOKS New/High Demand None 03/31/2021 Checked out 07/28/2021

Record details

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

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-373) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
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...." --from book jacket.
Subject: Birds > Migration.
Migratory birds.
Flyways.
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