Great Migrations

Great Migrations

Book - 2010
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"At a riverbank in Africa's Serengeti, thousands of migrating wildebeest try desperately to cross as terrifying crocs feast on the galloping herds--which must attempt the river for a chance at survival. In the Falkland Islands, the albatross--king of migrations--journeys thousands of miles to nest despite the deadly cara cara, a predatory raptor. For countless animals species, migration is a dramatic, dangerous, and crucial undertaking...one that is portrayed in vivid color and unflinching candor in this magnificent book, companion to the 7-hour HD epic television event from National Geographic. The book follows the sequence of the film, with each section highlighting a factor that makes these epic journeys essential. ""The Need for Speed"" documents migration as a race against time, in which freezing temperatures or scorching heat usher in a crisis. Incredible photographs document activity along the Mississippi Flyway, which teems with long-distance travelers- red-winged blackbirds, white pelicans, tundra swans, and the birds of prey that patrol the skies. In ""The Need to Feed,"" the annual search for greener pastures means life must go on the march as hungry predators lie in w
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2010
ISBN: 9781426206443
Branch Call Number: 591.568 KOS 2010 22
Characteristics: 303 p. : col. ill

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okbookgirl
Sep 01, 2014

Magnificent wildlife photography, and many images are on double pages. The text is a bit chopped-up, but all ages will like the photos.

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snowish
Dec 08, 2010

Pictures are great, but collages make no sense: esp. different zoom in the same picture. And the book is dotted with paragraphs lamenting human encroachment on animal territories.

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