Where the Animals Go

Tracking Wildlife with Technology in 50 Maps and Graphics
Author: James;Uberti Cheshire,Oliver Uberti
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780141982229
Page: 192
View: 5700
For thousands of years, tracking animals meant following footprints. Now satellites, drones, camera traps, cellphone networks, apps and accelerometers allow us to see the natural world like never before. Geographer James Cheshire and designer Oliver Uberti take you to the forefront of this animal-tracking revolution. Meet the scientists gathering wild data - from seals mapping the sea to baboons making decisions, from birds dodging tornadoes to jaguars taking selfies. Join the journeys of sharks, elephants, bumblebees, snowy owls, and a wolf looking for love. Find an armchair, cancel your plans and go where the animals go.

Where the Animals Go

Tracking Wildlife with Techonology in 50 Maps and Graphics
Author: James Cheshire,Oliver Uberti
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780393634020
Category: Design
Page: 192
View: 2133
"Beautiful and thrilling, a combination of the best in science and exposition, and a joy to study cover to cover."--Edward O. Wilson

Where the Animals Go

Author: Oliver Uberti,James Cheshire
Publisher: Particular Books
ISBN: 9781846148811
Category: Animal radio tracking
Page: 174
View: 5337
For thousands of years, tracking animals meant following footprints. Now satellites, drones, camera traps, cellphone networks, apps and accelerometers allow us to see the natural world like never before. Geographer James Cheshire and designer Oliver Uberti take you to the forefront of this animal-tracking revolution. Meet the scientists gathering wild data - from seals mapping the sea to cougars crossing Hollywood, from birds dodging tornadoes to jaguars taking selfies. Join the journeys of sharks, elephants, condors, snowy owls, and a wolf looking for love. Find an armchair, cancel your plans and go where the animals go.

Animal Migration

Remarkable Journeys in the Wild
Author: Ben Hoare
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520258235
Category: Nature
Page: 176
View: 2133
This guide explores the mysteries of animal migration over land, through oceans, and by air. With more than 300 color photographs, maps, and illustrations, it covers every continent as it traces the routes of some 50 remarkable migrations -- including those of polar bears, wildebeest, hummingbirds, iguanas, and sharks. The author describes the navigation, reproduction, and feeding strategies of these animals and discusses migrations that stand out for their extraordinary challenges, such as those that take animals unthinkable distances across hostile territory. This book also includes a catalog of migration hot spots around the world -- places where the planet's greatest animal voyages can be observed.


The Information Capital - 100 Maps and Graphics That Will Change How You View the City
Author: James Cheshire
Publisher: Penguin Press
ISBN: 9780141978796
Page: 240
View: 1691
The British Cartographic Society WINNER The BCS Award 2015 WINNER The Stanfords Award for Printed Mapping 2015 WINNER John C Bartholomew Award for Thematic Mapping 2015 In London: The Information Capital, geographer James Cheshire and designer Oliver Uberti join forces to bring you a series of new maps and graphics charting life in London like never before When do police helicopters catch criminals? Which borough of London is the happiest? Is 'czesc' becoming a more common greeting than 'salaam'? James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti could tell you, but they'd rather show you. By combining millions of data points with stunning design, they investigate how flights stack over Heathrow, who lives longest, and where Londoners love to tweet. The result? One hundred portraits of an old city in a very new way. Dr James Cheshire is a geographer with a passion for London and its data. His award-winning maps draw from his research as a lecturer at University College London and have appeared in the Guardian and the Financial Times, as well as on his popular blog, mappinglondon.co.uk. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Oliver Uberti is a visual journalist, designer, and the recipient of many awards for his information graphics and art direction. From 2003 to 2012, he worked in the design department of National Geographic, most recently as Senior Design Editor. He has a design studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Candid Creatures

How Camera Traps Reveal the Mysteries of Nature
Author: Roland Kays
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421418886
Category: Nature
Page: 280
View: 5485
In Candid Creatures, the first major book to reveal the secret lives of animals through motion-sensitive game cameras, biologist Roland Kays has assembled over 600 remarkable photographs. Drawing from archives of millions of color and night-vision photographs collected by hundreds of researchers, Kays has selected images that show the unique perspectives of wildlife from throughout the world. Using these photos, he tells the stories of scientific discoveries that camera traps have enabled, such as living proof of species thought to have been extinct and details of predator-prey interactions. Each image captures a moment frozen in the camera’s flash as animals move through their wild habitats. Kays also discusses how scientists use camera traps to address conservation issues, creating solutions that allow humans and wild animals to coexist. More than just a collection of amazing animal pictures, the book’s text, maps, and illustrations work together to describe the latest findings in the fast-moving field of wildlife research. Candid Creatures is a testament to how the explosion of game cameras around the world has revolutionized the study of animal ecology. The powerful combination of pictures and stories of discovery will fascinate anyone interested in science, nature, wildlife biology, or photography.

Dinner with Darwin

Food, Drink, and Evolution
Author: Jonathan Silvertown
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022624539X
Category: Cooking
Page: 240
View: 6218
What do eggs, flour, and milk have in common? They form the basis of crepes of course, but they also each have an evolutionary purpose. Eggs, seeds (from which flour is derived by grinding) and milk are each designed by evolution to nourish offspring. Everything we eat has an evolutionary history. Grocery shelves and restaurant menus are bounteous evidence of evolution at work, though the label on the poultry will not remind us of this with a Jurassic sell-by date, nor will the signs in the produce aisle betray the fact that corn has a 5,000 year history of artificial selection by pre-Colombian Americans. Any shopping list, each recipe, every menu and all ingredients can be used to create culinary and gastronomic magic, but can also each tell a story about natural selection, and its influence on our plates--and palates. Join in for multiple courses, for a tour of evolutionary gastronomy that helps us understand the shape of our diets, and the trajectories of the foods that have been central to them over centuries--from spirits to spices. This literary repast also looks at the science of our interaction with foods and cooking--the sights, the smells, the tastes. The menu has its eclectic components, just as any chef is entitled. But while it is not a comprehensive work which might risk gluttony, this is more than an amuse bouche, and will leave every reader hungry for more.

What Shat That??

Author: Cjp
Publisher: Crombie Jardine
ISBN: 9781906051129
Category: Feces
Page: 112
View: 1018
Ever wondered what wild creatures visit your garden at night, or which animals produce the world's biggest poop? Well here's the book that will solve all those debates and answer that crucial question - 'What shat that?'

Map: Assembling the World in An Image

Exploring the World
Author: Phaidon Editors
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 9780714869445
Category: History
Page: 352
View: 2803
300 stunning maps from all periods and from all around the world, exploring and revealing what maps tell us about history and ourselves. Selected by an international panel of cartographers, academics, map dealers and collectors, the maps represent over 5,000 years of cartographic innovation drawing on a range of cultures and traditions. Comprehensive in scope, this book features all types of map from navigation and surveys to astronomical maps, satellite and digital maps, as well as works of art inspired by cartography. Unique curated sequence presents maps in thought-provoking juxtapositions for lively, stimulating reading. Features some of the most influential mapmakers and institutions in history, including Gerardus Mercator, Abraham Ortelius, Phyllis Pearson, Heinrich Berann, Bill Rankin, Ordnance Survey and Google Earth. Easy-to-use format, with large reproductions, authoritative texts and key caption information, it is the perfect introduction to the subject. Also features a comprehensive illustrated timeline of the history of cartography, biographies of leading cartographers and a glossary of cartographic terms.

Wildlife Spectacles

Mass Migrations, Mating Rituals, and Other Fascinating Animal Behaviors
Author: Vladimir Dinets
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 160469775X
Category: Nature
Page: 320
View: 3212
Equal parts nature guide, adventure story, and coffee table book! People are captivated by wild animals—by their strength and their size and by the things they do to stay alive. In Wildlife Spectacles zoologist Vladimir Dinets dives deep into this wonder, allowing curious readers to discover just how spectacular wild animals can be. In the rich, fully illustrated pages you’ll discover the migration of gray whales along the Pacific coast, the dancing alligators of the Everglades, the synchronized blinking of fireflies near Tennessee, the swarms of feeding bats over the Mississippi River, the blue-glowing scorpions of the Southwest desert, hundreds of wintering tundra swans in New Jersey, and much more.


An Atlas of Vanished Countries 1840?1970
Author: Bjorn Berge
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500519905
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 240
View: 8912
A refreshingly original history of the lost countries of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, examined and illustrated with the countries' postage stamps

Mental Fascination

Author: William Walker Atkinson
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849626598
Page: 134
View: 8925
This book is accompanying Atkinson's main work entitled "The Secret of Mental Magic," and being in the nature of a sequel, supplement, or "side-light" thereto. It is designed to bring out the details, and special features of several of the "lessons" of which "The Secret of Mental Magic" is composed; and to give something in the nature of Special Instruction regarding the actual operation or workings of the principles referred to in the lessons of my main work. The present manual bears the above mentioned relation to that lesson in my main work entitled "Personal Influence."

The Writer's Map

An Atlas of Imaginary Lands
Author: Huw Lewis-Jones
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780226596631
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 256
View: 913
It's one of the first things we discover as children, reading and drawing: Maps have a unique power to transport us to distant lands on wondrous travels. Put a map at the start of a book, and we know an adventure is going to follow. Displaying this truth with beautiful full-color illustrations, The Writer's Map is an atlas of the journeys that our most creative storytellers have made throughout their lives. This magnificent collection encompasses not only the maps that appear in their books but also the many maps that have inspired them, the sketches that they used while writing, and others that simply sparked their curiosity. Philip Pullman recounts the experience of drawing a map as he set out on one of his early novels, The Tin Princess. Miraphora Mina recalls the creative challenge of drawing up "The Marauder's Map" for the Harry Potter films. David Mitchell leads us to the Mappa Mundi by way of Cloud Atlas and his own sketch maps. Robert Macfarlane reflects on the cartophilia that has informed his evocative nature writing, which was set off by Robert Louis Stevenson and his map of Treasure Island. Joanne Harris tells of her fascination with Norse maps of the universe. Reif Larsen writes about our dependence on GPS and the impulse to map our experience. Daniel Reeve describes drawing maps and charts for The Hobbit film trilogy. This exquisitely crafted and illustrated atlas explores these and so many more of the maps writers create and are inspired by--some real, some imagined--in both words and images. Amid a cornucopia of over two hundred full-color images, we find here maps of the world as envisaged in medieval times, as well as maps of adventure, sci-fi and fantasy, nursery rhymes, literary classics, and collectible comics. An enchanting visual and verbal journey, The Writer's Map will be irresistible for lovers of maps, literature, and memories--and anyone prone to flights of the imagination.

Tracking Trash

Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion
Author: Loree Griffin Burns
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618581313
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 56
View: 9494
Describes the work of a man who tracks trash as it travels great distances by way of ocean currents.

Wildlife of the World

Author: DK Publishing
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465449590
Category: Nature
Page: 480
View: 5150
Wildlife of the World takes you on a journey through some of the most scenic and rich animal habitats-- from the Amazon rain forests to the Himalayas, the Sahara to the South Pole--meeting the most important animals in each ecosystem along the way. In Wildlife of the World, truly spectacular portrait-style photography brings you "face-to-face" with individual animals in up-close and engrossing profiles on how the animals interact with their environments, mate, survive, and even play. From the shaggy musk ox foraging in the Canadian high arctic to the angered Scottish wildcat prowling the Highlands to the rock-climbing gelada monkey of Ethiopia, each animal featured in Wildlife of the World plays a key role in its environment. An additional eighty-page illustrated reference section on the animal kingdom explains the animal groups and profiles additional species. Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution.

A Charm of Goldfinches and Other Collective Nouns

Author: Matt Sewell
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473529840
Category: Nature
Page: 128
View: 6792
A charm of goldfinches, an ascension of larks, a school of dolphins, a cloud of bats, a murder of crows. All these and more are portrayed in this enchanting new book by much loved artist Matt Sewell, playing on the theme of collective nouns for animals. Illustrated with Matt’s inimitable watercolours, and imbued with a love of his subjects that will resonate with people everywhere and of all ages, this book is a great gift for nature and art lovers. Accompanying each illustration is a playful, quirky description of each groups' personality that readers cannot help but smile at. Sewell's unique witty take on the subject, and delicately vivid illustrations make for a lovely addition to his collection of pocketable books.

The Magnificent Book of Animals

Author: Tom Jackson
Publisher: Silver Dolphin Books
ISBN: 9781626867420
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 80
View: 8720
The Magnificent Book of Animals showcases fascinating mammals from around the world with colorful, oversized illustrations and captivating facts. Wild and wonderful mammals are everywhere--in the mountains, across the savanna, on the frozen tundra, and high in the trees. The Magnificent Book of Animals features oversized pages with detailed full-color illustrations of 36 of the world's most majestic mammals, including giant pandas, African elephants, polar bears, and ring-tailed lemurs. Concise facts highlight each animal's unique behaviors and abilities, and fact boxes allow the reader to compare each animal's size, habitat, life span, and diet. Rich, authentic illustrations will capture the reader's interest in the magnificent animals that live all across the world.

Amazing Animal Journeys

Author: Chris Packham
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781405277457
Page: 32
View: 9080
Each year, billions of animals migrate from one part of planet earth to another. In this fact-filled picture book, you can discover each of their stories (from whales and wildabeest to butterflies and bats) and pore over a map to see their migration routes.

The Ordnance Survey Puzzle Book

Author: Ordnance Survey
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781409184676
Page: 240
View: 8425

The Map Colouring Book

Author: N.A
Publisher: Buster Books
ISBN: 9781780553610
Category: Atlases
Page: 48
View: 5784
Children can colour their way around the world with this big and bold, poster-size colouring book. The striking maps are filled with features, landmarks, animals, artefacts and places to colour and are accompanied by bitesize bits of information. Also contains bright and brilliant landscapes, maps to complete with colour and a world flag section.