Pourquoi les oiseaux vont-ils là-bas, si loin, pour en revenir quelques mois plus tard? Comment font-ils pour trouver leur route de jour comme de nuit, pour traverser les océans, pour survivre à de si longs voyages ? Dans cet ouvrage, l'auteur apporte, de manière très accessible et en tenant compte des dernières recherches sur le sujet, une explication aux questions que se pose toute personne intriguée par ce phénomène biologique, certainement l'un de ceux qui, de tout temps, a le plus fasciné l'être humain.
Living on the Wind
Author: Scott Weidensaul
In this magisterial work of nature writing, the author delves into the tragedies of habitat degradation and deforestation with an urgency that brings to life the vast problems migratory birds now face. 6 maps.
An entertaining and profound look at the lives of birds, illuminating their surprising world—and deep connection with humanity. Birds are highly intelligent animals, yet their intelligence is dramatically different from our own and has been little understood. As we learn more about the secrets of bird life, we are unlocking fascinating insights into memory, relationships, game theory, and the nature of intelligence itself. The Thing with Feathers explores the astonishing homing abilities of pigeons, the good deeds of fairy-wrens, the influential flocking abilities of starlings, the deft artistry of bowerbirds, the extraordinary memories of nutcrackers, the lifelong loves of albatrosses, and other mysteries—revealing why birds do what they do, and offering a glimpse into our own nature. Drawing deep from personal experience, cutting-edge science, and colorful history, Noah Strycker spins captivating stories about the birds in our midst and shares the startlingly intimate coexistence of birds and humans. With humor, style, and grace, he shows how our view of the world is often, and remarkably, through the experience of birds. You’ve never read a book about birds like this one.
Birding Without Borders
Author: Noah Strycker
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
In 2015, Noah Strycker, a young American birder, became the first person to see more than half of the 10,000 bird species on planet Earth in one year. Traveling to forty-one countries on seven continents with just a small backpack, a pair of binoculars, and a series of one-way tickets, Noah not only set a new world record, he also captured the hearts and imaginations of people all over the world.
Publisher: Inner Garden Foundation
Cranes of the World
Author: Paul A. Johnsgard, Paul Austin Johnsgard
Myths of the Cherokee
Author: James Mooney
Publisher: Courier Corporation
126 myths: sacred stories, animal myths, local legends, many more. Plus background on Cherokee history, notes on the myths and parallels. Features 20 maps and illustrations.
The Thinking Ape
Author: Richard W. Byrne
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Intelligence" has long been considered to be a feature unique to human beings, giving us the capacity to imagine, to think, to deceive, to make complex connections between cause and effect, to devise elaborate stategies for solving problems. However, like all our other features, intelligence is a product of evolutionary change. Until recently, it was difficult to obtain evidence of this process from the frail testimony of a few bones and stone tools. It has become clear in the last 15 years that the origins of human intelligence can be investigated by the comparative study of primates, our closest non-human relatives, giving strong impetus to the case for an "evolutionary psychology", the scientific study of the mind."
Author: Peter Berthold
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
An accessible description of the science of bird migration. Berthold not only outlines the incredible stamina and navigation skills of birds in their seasonal movements, but he also discusses recent ideas, hypotheses, experimental results, and methods in this fascinating field. The bookprovides an overall sense of how we know what we know. There are twelve chapters, including information on types of migration, migratory behaviour, physiological adaptations, orientation mechanisms and navigation, and conservation needs of migrants. For birdwatchers and naturalists, as well as professional ornithologists, this book will inspire a newappreciation and understanding of migrating birds.