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Songbird Journeys


Chris Merkord
  • Four Seasons in the Lives of Migratory Birds Chu, Miyoko Walker & Company 2006 New York, New York United States http://www.bloomsbury.com/us/songbird-journeys-9780802714688/

    Paperback edition published in 2007.

    English 03/14/2006 0802714684 9780802714688 No value No value

Songbird Journeys is the first book devoted to songbird migration. Until recently, little was known about the lives of songbirds during their autumn and spring travels or in their winter habitats. Aided by modern technology, however, 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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