search for books and compare prices
cover image
The Homing Instinct: Meaning & Mystery in Animal Migration
Price
Store
Arrives
Preparing
Shipping
The price is the lowest for any condition, which may be new or used; other conditions may also be available. Rental copies must be returned at the end of the designated period, and may involve a deposit.
Jump down to see edition details for: Hardcover | Paperback
Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Publication date April 8, 2014
Pages 352
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780547198484
ISBN-10 0547198485
Dimensions 1 by 5 by 8 in.
Weight 1.10 lbs.
Original list price $27.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
Acclaimed scientist and author Bernd Heinrich has returned every year since boyhood to a beloved patch of western Maine woods. What is the biology in humans of this deep-in-the-bones pull toward a particular place, and how is it related to animal homing?

Heinrich explores the fascinating science chipping away at the mysteries of animal migration: how geese imprint true visual landscape memory; how scent trails are used by many creatures, from fish to insects to amphibians, to pinpoint their home if they are displaced from it; and how the tiniest of songbirds are equipped for solar and magnetic orienteering over vast distances. Most movingly, Heinrich chronicles the spring return of a pair of sandhill cranes to their home pond in the Alaska tundra. With his trademark “marvelous, mind-altering” prose (Los Angeles Times), he portrays the unmistakable signs of deep psychological emotion in the newly arrived birds—and reminds us that to discount our own emotions toward home is to ignore biology itself.



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780379214116 Book cover for 9780547198484
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from Houghton Mifflin (April 8, 2014); titled "The Homing Instinct: Meaning & Mystery in Animal Migration"
9780547198484 | details & prices | 352 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $27.00
About: Acclaimed scientist and author Bernd Heinrich has returned every year since boyhood to a beloved patch of western Maine woods.
With Timothy P. Trainer | from Oceana Pubns (October 1, 1999); titled "Border Enforcement of Intellectual Property"
9780379214116 | details & prices | 348 pages | 7.25 × 10.25 × 1.25 in. | 2.15 lbs | List price $95.00
This edition also contains Border Enforcement of Intellectual Property
Paperback
Book cover for 9780544484016
 
from Mariner Books (April 21, 2015)
9780544484016 | details & prices | 352 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.62 lbs | List price $15.95

Pricing is shown for items sent to or within the U.S., excluding shipping and tax. Please consult the store to determine exact fees. No warranties are made express or implied about the accuracy, timeliness, merit, or value of the information provided. Information subject to change without notice. isbn.nu is not a bookseller, just an information source.