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Incredible Journeys: Exploring the Wonders of Animal Navigation

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'Only a sailor could relate the navigational powers of both humans and animals with such appreciation, excitement, and precision. Thank you, David Barrie, for taking us along on these riveting voyages by sail and wing, hoof and flipper. We arrive surprised, delighted, and awed.' Sy Montgomery, author of The Soul of an Octopus

'Immensely entertaining... [Barrie] is an adm

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Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Published April 4th 2019 by Hodder & Stoughton
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Mrs. Europaea
Jan 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In his new release, Supernavigators, Barrie asks a tough question: How do animal and humans find their way around?

To answer this, Barrie looks at different animal species such as butterflies, bees, fish, birds, ants, and beetles, and discusses in detail the complex ways each approach navigational challenges. Be it long-range migration, or a red ant's attack on a black ant hole a few yards away, observation and memory appear to be just as important in the animal world as it is to humans.

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Alison
Jun 03, 2019 rated it liked it
There are few non-human animal mental feats harder for us to comprehend than navigation. And so, there are few better ways to contemplate how little we know of how other species experience the world than through reading about navigational feats of pigeons, dung beetles and salmon. Barrie brings plenty of wonder to this broad survey of animal navigation.
This is one of three books dealing with navigation released in as many months - with the others being Wayfinding: The Science and Mystery of How
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Book Gannet
Mar 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book offers a fascinating glimpse into the methods and theories behind different ways of natural navigation. If you've ever wondered how racing pigeons find their way home - and doubt the magnetic field theory in favour of something more outlandish such as scent or sound - then this book is full of intriguing gems and is perfect for dipping in and out of.

If you have a particular love for lepidoptera, then you'll be delighted to find not just monarch butterflies here, but painted ladies too
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Foggygirl
A fascinating read about how animals are able to find their way utilizing a variety of means. Whether by smelling their way home, reading the magnetic field of the earth, reading visual landmarks or hearing their way.
Vireya
May 28, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Interesting book about the mysteries of animal navigation, but also a rather disturbing look at a lot of research that harms animals to try and figure out how they work.
Anna  Honkanen
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: tietokirjat, english
David Barrie's Incredible Journeys is a comprehensive review of animal navigation from insects to sea turtles, birds, and humans. It takes you out to the field with biologists studying the amazing abilities of animals, and you get to feel both the frustration and exhilaration that goes with experimental work. It is packed full of knowledge and has a very topical point of view on conservation of ecosystems and the myriads of different navigators in them. Even if you are working with animal naviga ...more
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Goodreads Librari...: The Wrong David Barrie 3 12 May 01, 2019 10:30PM  
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I've been fascinated by the astonishing things that animals can do ever since I was a small boy.

For the last three years I’ve been hard at work researching and writing my latest book - SUPERNAVIGATORS. I've traveled around the world to interview the top scientists and even observed some cutting-edge experiments in progress.

SUPERNAVIGATORS is an exploration of the wonders of animal navigation, and
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