Where the Animals Go

Where the Animals Go

Tracking Wildlife With Technology in 50 Maps and Graphics

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"Where the Animals Go is beautiful and thrilling, a combination of the best in science and exposition, and a joy to study cover to cover." —Edward O. Wilson, University Research Professor Emeritus, Harvard University
For thousands of years, tracking animals meant following footprints. Now satellites, drones, camera traps, cellphone networks, and accelerometers reveal the natural world as never before. Where the Animals Go is the first book to offer a comprehensive, data-driven portrait of how creatures like ants, otters, owls, turtles, and sharks navigate the world. Based on pioneering research by scientists at the forefront of the animal-tracking revolution, James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti’s stunning, four-color charts and maps tell fascinating stories of animal behavior. These astonishing infographics explain how warblers detect incoming storms using sonic vibrations, how baboons make decisions, and why storks prefer garbage dumps to wild forage; they follow pythons racing through the Everglades, a lovelorn wolf traversing the Alps, and humpback whales visiting undersea mountains. Where the Animals Go is a triumph of technology, data science, and design, bringing broad perspective and intimate detail to our understanding of the animal kingdom.

Baker & Taylor
Using data from satellites, drones, camera traps, cellphone networks, and accelerometers, the authors offer a graphically rich guide to the migration of various animal species.

Baker
& Taylor

Incorporating sophisticated infographics, a comprehensive, data-driven portrait of the behaviors of the planet's wildlife draws on pioneering research made possible by current advances in satellite, camera and other digital technologies to reveal nature's unique talents and survival skills.

Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2017, c2016
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780393634020
Branch Call Number: 591.479 CHE
Characteristics: 174 p. :,col. ill., col. maps ;,29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Uberti, Oliver

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GummiGirl
Oct 07, 2017

Fascinating for anyone who likes animals, maps, and data. Technical details are included but aren't overwhelming; it's written well enough to appeal to scientists and non-scientists alike.

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