Posted by: Dan | November 15, 2010

Great Migrations in book form

Great Migrations book cover, from National Geographic


WASHINGTON (Aug. 16, 2010)—Whether they crawl, canter, fly or swim, millions of animals undertake epic journeys each year — some as long as 44,000 miles. For countless species, migration is a dramatic, dangerous and crucial endeavor — and it is arguably the greatest spectacle that nature orchestrates.

The migration story — what drives animals to make their journeys, how scientists are tracking their movements, the impact of habitat loss and climate change on migration, and the latest scientific discoveries helping us understand a world in constant motion — are explored in GREAT MIGRATIONS (ISBN 978-1-4262-0644-3, $35), a new book from National Geographic publishing Tuesday, Oct. 12.

For more see National Geographic’s press release.

I’m upset that I wasn’t able to watch any of it myself yet, but I’ve heard such good things about the documentary. I’ve put the DVD series on Amazon wishlist though, if anyone wants to send me a gift!

Flock of migrating Pelicans (Credit: Annie Griffiths, p. 274 of Great Migrations)


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