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Unabridged   10.75 hour(s)
Publication date: 05/28/2019


Exploring the Wonders of How Animals Find Their Way

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Audio CD ISBN:9781684419197
Digital Download ISBN:9781684419203


A globetrotting voyage of discovery celebrating the navigational superpowers of animals—by land, sea, and sky.

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A globetrotting voyage of discovery celebrating the navigational superpowers of animals—by land, sea, and sky

Animals plainly know where they're going, but how they get there has remained surprisingly mysterious—until now.

In Supernavigators, award-winning author David Barrie catches us up on the cutting-edge science. Here are astounding animals of every stripe: Dung beetles that steer by the light of the Milky Way. Ants and bees that rely on patterns of light invisible to humans. Sea turtles and moths that find their way using Earth's magnetic field. Humpback whales that swim thousands of miles while holding a rock-steady course. Birds that can locate their nests on a tiny island after crisscrossing an ocean.

The age of viewing animals as unthinking drones is over. As Supernavigators makes clear, a stunning array of species command senses, skills—and arguably, types of intelligence—beyond our own. Weaving together interviews with leading animal behaviorists and the groundbreaking discoveries of Nobel Prize–winning scientists, David Barrie reveals these wonders in a whole new light.


“A must-read for anyone fascinated with the wonders of nature.”—Publishers Weekly Starred Review

Supernavigators is filled with marvels. . . . Understanding the wonders of animal navigation may help us appreciate the small and large miracles that surround us.”—Foreword Reviews

“Barrie’s passion makes him an engaging guide, flitting from fact to anecdote like a butterfly hunting for nectar.”—New Scientist

Author Bio

David Barrie, a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation, has sailed all over the world and made many long passages. His book Sextant was short-listed for the Mountbatten Literary Award and received the Royal Institute of Navigation's Certificate of Achievement.