A World on the Wing – An Exciting New Book on Migration
A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds is an exhilarating exploration of the science and wonder of global bird migration. Drawing on his own extensive fieldwork, in A World on the Wing author Weidensaul unveils with dazzling prose the miracle of nature taking place over our heads.
An epic reflection on what we’re learning about the greatest natural phenomenon on the planet—and what we must do to preserve it.
In the past two decades, our understanding of the navigational and physiological feats that enable birds to cross immense oceans, fly above the highest mountains, or remain in unbroken flight for months at a stretch has exploded. What we’ve learned of these key migrations—how billions of birds circumnavigate the globe, flying tens of thousands of miles between hemispheres on an annual basis—is nothing short of extraordinary.
Ornithologist and author Scott Weidensaul celebrates the natural world—particularly birds and bird migration—in his research, his writing and his public speaking. Weidensaul spearheads a number of major research projects focusing on bird migration.
Scott has written more than 30 books on natural history, including the acclaimed “Living on the Wind Across the Hemisphere”.