Far from Land: The Mysterious Lives of Seabirds
ISBN: 0691174180
EAN13: 9780691174181
Language: English
Publication Date: Mar 13, 2018
Pages: 264
Dimensions: 0.98" H x 9.65" L x 6.46" W
Weight: 1.38 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Cutting-edge technology has at last enabled scientists to solve the riddle of what seabirds do in winter--far from the eyes of human observers. Michael Brooke writes with passion, humor, and a lifetime's experience, superbly evoking all the mystery and romance of these most alluring of birds.--Katrina van Grouw, author of The Unfeathered Bird

For centuries, seafarers have marveled at the ability of seabirds to survive in some of the remotest of the world's oceans. How do these birds find their food? How do they migrate thousands of miles each year? What adaptations and strategies allow them to live in challenging marine environments around the world? These are just some of the questions Brooke answers in this insightful and compelling book.--Dr. Eric Woehler, University of Tasmania

An amazing journey over the horizon with one of our greatest seabird biologists. These new discoveries will be vital for conservation efforts to ensure we continue to share the seas with these magnificent ocean wanderers.--Nick Davies, University of Cambridge

Michael Brooke's eminently readable book simply and clearly explains how the digital revolution has transformed our knowledge of the once mysterious lives of seabirds at sea. I'm confident that this entertaining and wide-ranging book will appeal to a broad audience, from the lay public to Read More chevron_right

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