By: Yossi Leshem (Author), Ofer Bahat (Author)
272 pages, Col photos, col illus, distrib maps
Describes an innovative study, undertaken jointly by the Israeli Air Force, Tel-Aviv University, the Society for Protection of Nature in Israel and the Israeli Ministry of Science. Hundreds of ground-based observers, light aircraft, a motorized glider, radar and unmanned aircraft were used to track migrating birds around Israel which helped to reduce bird-aircraft collisions by 76%. The book depicts the phenonomen of migration, flight and navigartion principles in birds and the effect weather has migration routes. It includes hundreds of stunning colour photographs, many close-up, of birds migrating.
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