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The homing instinct: meaning & mystery in animal migration
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[United States] : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
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Every year, many species make the journey from one place to another, following the same paths and ending up in the same places. Every year since boyhood, the acclaimed scientist and author Bernd Heinrich has done the same, returning to a beloved patch of western Maine woods. Which led him to wonder: what is the biology in humans of this primal pull toward a particular place, and how is it related to animal homing? In The Homing Instinct, Heinrich explores the fascinating mysteries of animal migration: how geese imprint true visual landscape memory; how scent trails are used by many creatures to locate their homes with pinpoint accuracy; and how even the tiniest of songbirds are equipped for solar and magnetic orienteering over vast distances. And he reminds us that to discount our human emotions toward home is to ignore biology itself.

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Every year, many species make the journey from one place to another, following the same paths and ending up in the same places. Every year since boyhood, the acclaimed scientist and author Bernd Heinrich has done the same, returning to a beloved patch of western Maine woods. Which led him to wonder: what is the biology in humans of this primal pull toward a particular place, and how is it related to animal homing? In The Homing Instinct, Heinrich explores the fascinating mysteries of animal migration: how geese imprint true visual landscape memory; how scent trails are used by many creatures to locate their homes with pinpoint accuracy; and how even the tiniest of songbirds are equipped for solar and magnetic orienteering over vast distances. And he reminds us that to discount our human emotions toward home is to ignore biology itself.
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Heinrich, B. (2014). The homing instinct: meaning & mystery in animal migration. [United States]: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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Heinrich, Bernd, 1940-. 2014. The Homing Instinct: Meaning & Mystery in Animal Migration. [United States]: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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Heinrich, Bernd, 1940-, The Homing Instinct: Meaning & Mystery in Animal Migration. [United States]: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.

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Heinrich, Bernd. The Homing Instinct: Meaning & Mystery in Animal Migration. [United States]: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014. Web.

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