Author(s): Jason Foster
This beautifully illustrated book on the world s most impressive and spectacularmovements of animals, includes various species of mammals, birds, fish andinvertebrates. Twenty-five species are covered and these include iconic migrations, ranging from millions of wildebeest moving through the plains of east Africa and theannual return of the spawning salmon each year, to swarms of Monarch butterfliestravelling thousands of miles and Arctic Terns flying virtually from pole-to-pole andback each year. Perhaps less well-known but certainly no less spectacular events include themovements of the Grey Whale, Harp Seal, Osprey, Wilson s Storm-petrel, RubythroatedHummingbird, Hummingbird Hawkmoth, Desert Locust, Globe Skimmerdragonfly and even the Christmas Island Red Crab. In each case there is an engaging written account, a map showing the location of themovement, and several images of the species concerned, often in spectacular gatheringsas the migration is in full swing. In short this is a remarkable and eye-catching bookcovering some of the world s most impressive natural history spectacles, and it will be avaluable addition to the library of any wildlife enthusiast."