For the map lover, the animal lover, and/or the data lover, here is the book you need for the holidays. The maps demonstrate animal migration patterns: over land, in the sky, and through water. Each section contains a map coupled with background text on the animal as well as how scientists collected the data. Further information is located in vignettes and small paragraphs. Young kids will enjoy the images, school-aged children will learn more about animals and research, parents and grandparents will learn a thing or two as well and might also use the book to teach map-reading skills. A great gift for the whole family.
~ Eight Cousins, Holiday Picks 2017— From Holiday Picks 2017
For thousands of years, tracking animals meant following footprints. Now satellites, drones, camera traps, cellphone networks, and accelerometers reveal the natural world as never before. Where the Animals Go is the first book to offer a comprehensive, data-driven portrait of how creatures like ants, otters, owls, turtles, and sharks navigate the world. Based on pioneering research by scientists at the forefront of the animal-tracking revolution, James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti's stunning, four-color charts and maps tell fascinating stories of animal behavior. These astonishing infographics explain how warblers detect incoming storms using sonic vibrations, how baboons make decisions, and why storks prefer garbage dumps to wild forage; they follow pythons racing through the Everglades, a lovelorn wolf traversing the Alps, and humpback whales visiting undersea mountains. Where the Animals Go is a triumph of technology, data science, and design, bringing broad perspective and intimate detail to our understanding of the animal kingdom.