How Do Birds Find Their Way?

Paperback | January 18, 1996

byRoma Gans

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Birds don't need maps!

Many birds make long journeys twice each year as they migrate between their winter and summer homes. Arctic terns fly more than 10,000 miles from the South Pole to northern Maine. Tiny little hummingbirds fly nonstop over the ocean for 500 miles. How do they know which way to fly? Why don't they get lost? Read and find out the many ideas scientists have come up with to explain this mystery.

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Many birds travel thousands of miles each year, migrating between summer and winter homes. Just how they find their way back and forth, sometimes returning to the exact same nesting grounds each year, has puzzled ornithologists for years. Roma Gans details the many theories scientists have proposed to explain the mysteries of migration...

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Birds don't need maps!Many birds make long journeys twice each year as they migrate between their winter and summer homes. Arctic terns fly more than 10,000 miles from the South Pole to northern Maine. Tiny little hummingbirds fly nonstop over the ocean for 500 miles. How do they know which way to fly? Why don't they get lost? Read and...

The late Roma Gans was a co-founder of the Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. How Do Birds Find Their Way?, illustrated by Paul Mirocha, is one of her many titles. Holly Keller is also the illustrator of From Tadpole to Frog by Wendy Pfeffer and Who Eats What? by Patricia Lauber. She lives in West Redding, CT.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 8 × 10 × 0.07 inPublished:January 18, 1996Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:006445150X

ISBN - 13:9780064451505

Appropriate for ages: 5 - 9

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Many birds travel thousands of miles each year, migrating between summer and winter homes. Just how they find their way back and forth, sometimes returning to the exact same nesting grounds each year, has puzzled ornithologists for years. Roma Gans details the many theories scientists have proposed to explain the mysteries of migration. Full color.