This event has finished Took place on: Tuesday, 9th Apr 2019
How do animals – including humans – find their way around? David Barrie explores the wonders of animal navigation.
Some make journeys that span the globe, while others only potter around their neighbourhood. But whether you are an arctic tern flying 90,000 kilometres from one end of the earth to other or a desert ant marching back to its nest with a dead fly in its jaws, you must be able to find your way. It is a matter of life or death.
How do they do it? After circling an entire ocean, what guides a sea turtle back to the beach where she was born to lay her eggs? How did a crocodile, transported away from its home patch, paddle its way home for 411 kilometres?
He explains the navigational tools that animals use, whether it is celestial, solar, magnetic fields, landmarks or even scent, and the difference between map and non- map-based navigation. He also presents the evidence of map-like representations of the world in animals’ brains. Perhaps more importantly, when humans increasingly rely on technology for navigation, how will that that impact on the relationship we have with the world around us?
Many of the remarkable discoveries made in recent years remain unknown to the general public. Incredible Journeys is the first comprehensive account of the subject for a general audience.
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Reserve tickets at this website2019-04-09 2019-04-09 Europe/London Incredible Journeys: How Animals Great and Small Find Their Way How do animals – including humans – find their way around? David Barrie explores the wonders of animal navigation. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2019/04/09/incredible-journeys-how-animals-great-and-small-find-their-way-195489 Stanfords,7 Mercer Walk,,London