Item description for Avian Navigation: Pigeon Homing as a Paradigm by Hans G. Wallraff...
How migratory birds can navigate home from their wintering grounds to their breeding sites over hundreds and thousands of kilometres has been an admired mystery over more than a century. Profound advances towards a solution of this problem have been achieved with a model bird, the homing pigeon. This monograph summarizes our current knowledge about pigeon homing, about the birds' application of a sun compass and a magnetic compass, of a visual topographical map within a familiar area and -- most surprisingly -- of an olfactory map using atmospheric chemosignals as indicators of position in distant unfamiliar areas.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.2" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.7" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Jan 12, 2005
ISBN 3540223851 ISBN13 9783540223856
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More About Hans G. Wallraff
Dr. Hans G. Wallraff was scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Behavioural Physiology who investigated navigation and orientation of birds over almost 50 years.