Songbird Journeys: Four Seasons In the Lives of Migratory Birds

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, May 26, 2009 - Science - 320 pages
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Until recently, little was known about the lives of songbirds during their travels from autumn until spring. Now scientists have documented mass migrations over the Gulf of Mexico, identified the voices of migrants in the night sky, and showed how songbirds navigate using stars, polarized light, and magnetic fields. Miyoko Chu explores the intricacies underlying the ebb and flow of migration, the cycle of seasons, and the interconnectedness between distant places. Songbird Journeys pays homage to the wonder and beauty of songbirds while revealing the remarkable lives of migratory birds and the scientific quest to answer age-old questions about where songbirds go, how they get there, and what they do in the far-flung places they inhabit throughout the year.
 

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Review: Songbird Journeys: Four Seasons In the Lives of Migratory Birds

User Review  - Sonny - Goodreads

Most annoying 4 star book I've read. What? Annoying? Fundamentally, this book suffers from an identity crisis and the absence of a sharp editing pen. But when you get past that, it contains some great ... Read full review

Review: Songbird Journeys: Four Seasons In the Lives of Migratory Birds

User Review  - Ken - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this book. It covers how people (not just scientists) have studied bird migration. How birds migrate is a wondrous thing. Even after you learn about how they do it, it is still ... Read full review

Contents

CONTENTS
123
Birds of Two Worlds 175
200
Epilogue
219
Acknowledgments
233
CitizenScience Projects
253
Recommended Resources
267
About the Cornell Laboratory
273
Introduction
279
Bibliography
285
Index
301
87
304
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Miyoko Chu is an ornithologist and science writer at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. She lives in Ithaca, New York.

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