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World on the Wing The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds

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ISBN-10: 0393882411

ISBN-13: 9780393882414

Edition: N/A

Authors: Scott Weidensaul

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In the past two decades, our understanding of the navigational and physiological feats that enable birds to cross immense oceans, fly above the highest mountains, or remain in unbroken flight for months at a stretch has exploded. What we've learned of these key migrations--how billions of birds circumnavigate the globe, flying tens of thousands of miles between hemispheres on an annual basis--is nothing short of extraordinary.Bird migration entails almost unfathomable endurance, like a sparrow-sized sandpiper that will fly nonstop from Canada to Venezuela--the equivalent of running 126 consecutive marathons without food, water, or rest--avoiding dehydration by "drinking" moisture from its…    
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/15/2022
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.48" wide x 8.26" long x 0.93" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Author and naturalist Scott Weidensaul, who grew up in the heart of the old Eastern frontier, has written more than two dozen books, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist Living on the Wind: Across the Hemisphere with Migratory Birds.