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A world on the wing : the global odyssey of migratory birds

Weidensaul, Scott (author.). Lenz, Mike, (narrator.).

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In the past two decades, the understanding of the navigational and physiological feats that enable birds to cross immense oceans, fly above the highest mountains, or remain in unbroken flight for months at a stretch has exploded. What has been learned of these key migrations is nothing short of extraordinary. Bird migration entails almost unfathomable endurance, like a sparrow-sized sandpiper that will fly nonstop from Canada to Venezuela, the equivalent of running 126 consecutive marathons without food, water, or rest, avoiding dehydration by 'drinking' moisture from its own muscles and organs, while orienting itself using the earth's magnetic field. Crossing the Pacific Ocean in nine days of nonstop flight, as some birds do, leaves little time for sleep, but migrants can put half their brains to sleep for a few seconds at a time, alternating sides, and their reaction time actually improves. These and other revelations convey both the wonder of bird migration and its global sweep, from the mudflats of the Yellow Sea in China to the remote mountains of northeastern India to the dusty hills of southern Cyprus. This breathtaking work of nature writing also introduces listeners to those scientists, researchers, and bird lovers trying to preserve global migratory patterns in the face of climate change and other environmental challenges.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library CD 598.1568 WEI (Text) 33892100735944 Adult New Audiobooks Audiobook CD None 05/04/2021 Checked out 11/24/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 1665173416
  • ISBN: 9781665173414
  • Physical Description: 11 audio discs (approximately 13.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
    sound disc
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [Minneapolis, MN] : HighBridge Audio, [2021]

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General Note: Compact discs.
Title from web page.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Mike Lenz.
Summary, etc.: In the past two decades, the understanding of the navigational and physiological feats that enable birds to cross immense oceans, fly above the highest mountains, or remain in unbroken flight for months at a stretch has exploded. What has been learned of these key migrations is nothing short of extraordinary. Bird migration entails almost unfathomable endurance, like a sparrow-sized sandpiper that will fly nonstop from Canada to Venezuela, the equivalent of running 126 consecutive marathons without food, water, or rest, avoiding dehydration by 'drinking' moisture from its own muscles and organs, while orienting itself using the earth's magnetic field. Crossing the Pacific Ocean in nine days of nonstop flight, as some birds do, leaves little time for sleep, but migrants can put half their brains to sleep for a few seconds at a time, alternating sides, and their reaction time actually improves. These and other revelations convey both the wonder of bird migration and its global sweep, from the mudflats of the Yellow Sea in China to the remote mountains of northeastern India to the dusty hills of southern Cyprus. This breathtaking work of nature writing also introduces listeners to those scientists, researchers, and bird lovers trying to preserve global migratory patterns in the face of climate change and other environmental challenges.
Subject: Flyways
Migratory birds
Birds Migration
Genre: Sound recordings.
Audiobooks.
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