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The homing instinct : meaning & mystery in animal migration, Bernd Heinrich

Label
The homing instinct : meaning & mystery in animal migration
Title
The homing instinct
Title remainder
meaning & mystery in animal migration
Statement of responsibility
Bernd Heinrich
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Acclaimed scientist and author Bernd Heinrich has returned every year since boyhood to a beloved patch of western Maine woods. What is the biology in humans of this deep in the bones pull toward a particular place, and how is it related to animal homing? Heinrich explores the fascinating science chipping away at the mysteries of animal migration: how geese imprint true visual landscape memory; how scent trails are used by many creatures, from fish to insects to amphibians, to pinpoint their home if they are displaced from it; and how the tiniest of songbirds are equipped for solar and magnetic orienteering over vast distances. Most movingly, Heinrich chronicles the spring return of a pair of sandhill cranes to their home pond in the Alaska tundra. With his trademark "marvelous, mind altering" prose (Los Angeles Times), he portrays the unmistakable signs of deep psychological emotion in the newly arrived birds, and reminds us that to discount our own emotions toward home is to ignore biology itself
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Heinrich, Bernd
Dewey number
591.56/8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Animal homing
Label
The homing instinct : meaning & mystery in animal migration, Bernd Heinrich
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Homing. Cranes coming home ; Beelining ; Getting to a good place ; By the sun, stars, and magnetic compass ; Smelling their way home ; Picking the spot -- Home-making and maintaining. Architectures of home ; Home-making in Suriname ; Home crashers ; Charlotte II : a home within a home ; The communal home -- Homing implications. The in and out of boundaries ; Of trees, rocks, a bear, and a home ; On home ground ; Fire, hearth, and home ; Homing to the herd
Control code
ocn666239989
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xv, 352 pages
Isbn
9780547198484
Lccn
2013042030
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)666239989
Label
The homing instinct : meaning & mystery in animal migration, Bernd Heinrich
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Homing. Cranes coming home ; Beelining ; Getting to a good place ; By the sun, stars, and magnetic compass ; Smelling their way home ; Picking the spot -- Home-making and maintaining. Architectures of home ; Home-making in Suriname ; Home crashers ; Charlotte II : a home within a home ; The communal home -- Homing implications. The in and out of boundaries ; Of trees, rocks, a bear, and a home ; On home ground ; Fire, hearth, and home ; Homing to the herd
Control code
ocn666239989
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xv, 352 pages
Isbn
9780547198484
Lccn
2013042030
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)666239989

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