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Where The Animals Go: Tracking Wildlife with Technology in 50 Maps and Graphics

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'Turn the pages to revel in the techno-tracking that is revealing the secrets of animal lives. This is science at its best, the art of understanding truth and beauty' - Chris Packham

'Enchanting and exhilarating ... Where the Animals Go is an eye-opening exercise in perspective that puts place and space at the heart of the 21st-century conservation debate' - Literary Review
Hardcover, 174 pages
Published November 3rd 2016 by Particular Books
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I am reviewing the Where The Animals Go: Tracking Wildlife with Technology in 50 Maps and Graphics by James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti. Here are my thoughts:

^^ This book is about a new era, one in which the traces they follow are imprinted not in the earth but in the silicon of computer chips.

^^ Where The Animals Go mixes conservation, wil
Kathy Sebesta
Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's hard not to wax poetic about this book. Maps! Animals! Animals way out of where we thought they'd be and why! And yes, a smidge of despair because despite being protected in some fashion in some places, we're killing them anyway. Elephants. Albatrosses (100,000 a year!). Wolves. More.

The concept behind what the investigators are doing is simple: attach some sort of monitor to some sort of creature then see where it goes and what it does. The techniques behind that simple statement are part
Apr 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A rare treat - a book that clearly, unambiguously and without any proselytising or fanfare demonstrates the interconnectedness of our beautiful planet. I loved every page of it, was enthralled by the lives of the animals shown to me, and in awe of the minds that have found ways to track them, and then analyse the data. If you give one furry rat's butt about the world, animals, data, data visualisation, maps, ecology, conservation and graphic design, you're going to love this book
Feb 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
A gorgeous gorgeous book on how technology has enabled us to track and map the movements of animals more intimately and accurately, and how this has, in some cases, transformed our understanding of how animals live and interact. From giant beasts like elephants and wolves, to sea creatures like whales, seals and otters, to tiny creatures like zooplankton, Where the Animals Go is part ode to the mysteries and marvels of the animal kingdom and part ode to the new technologies that are helping us u ...more
May 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a book, a great big glorious book about stories, the stories that data tells us but also the stories that the author recounts about the history of geoprofiling & the biologging movement and of the animals and the people involved. From bolting zebras following what seems to be hardwired ancestral memories to a look into how conservation research and expeditions have evolved, these stories range from fulfilling snapshots through to extended thoughts about future directions.

With nearly
Sarah (anotherloseratthelibrary)
Apr 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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This book is fantastic! What follows isn't EXACTLY a review, it's more of my jumbled thoughts written down for all to enjoy.

Whether you are extremely interested in biology, mildly interested in animal behaviour, or even just slightly intrigued by migration, I HIGHLY recommend this book. It provides an excellent view of the movements of animals and provides explanations for these observed behaviours, as well as introducing further questions that the provided data bring up.

As an Ecology student,
Feb 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is so wonderfully nerdy and I love it! The maps themselves are fantastic (as a particular lover of maps and visual representation of data I could simply have looked at those for hours). But the super awesome part, I think, is just that it's impossible to read this without starting to question the hard and silly line we like to draw between "human" and "animal." Watching what animals do when we actually have the data to sort of know what they're up to makes it so obvious that reason or no, t ...more
Feb 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyable, informative, and creative. I love the science of tracking animals, I just wish there had been more about the lives of certain animals- those were my favorite parts. Sometimes the details about the way the animals were tracked got a little confusing, but I love the feeling that was still there- that this science was about conservation instead of just observations. You could definitely see the love that these scientists have for the animals they study reflected in their work, and I appr ...more
Don  Kent
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is truly an amazing book. The clearly written text explains how modern technical advances have aided in a more complete understanding of wildlife actions and activities and the beautifly illustrated maps display how this important data is utilized. The implications of how this data may be applied to conservation and knowledge are vast,
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book features stories of wildlife across the globe, with beautiful maps, that are easy enough for layman understanding, yet stimulating enough to prompt scientific questions. It left me feeling so connected to these animals! An easy and enjoyable read for anyone who loves visuals.
Jeff Lewonczyk
Nov 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful book with gorgeous maps that bring to life how we've used technology to learn more about animal movement and migrations. If you love maps or if you love reading about nature, this book is a can't-miss experience.
Lola Granola
May 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. What’s not to like? Maps, graphics, fascinating information about migrating animals. Quite interesting.
Jim Blessing
This sounded like an interesting read and was.
Apr 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a great book that highlights the amazing conservation data and scientific knowledge that we receive from friendly non-invasive tracking technology. The maps were great to see!
Alicia Farmer
Apr 18, 2018 rated it liked it
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Seems like it should have been more captivating than it was. Conservation stories/studies using all kinds of high-tech systems. But it felt lifeless and hard to easily digest.
Very hit or miss — some sections were very boring with little insight, just a map, but others were fascinating. I learned some new things but felt as an overall book, it didn’t hold my attention.
Jan 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
A gorgeous book illustrating how technology has helped us map animal movement. It gives a lot of animal info for some of the maps- not all. But I gained a greater understanding of reasons we want to know where the animals go and the importance of being able to get info to locate them at various intervals- not just once a day.
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