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Migration: The Biology of Life on the Move . Second Edition. By Hugh Dingle . Oxford
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together with a set of 10 inaccessible to most readers. 2014. volume contains to try and conserve it. sion. without trying to connectionist explanatory framework for model- make any overall discussion of how migration is ing three nested (micro-. it just lists a few topics (such as The first part of the book consists of four chap- migration and pest management or migration and ters (pp. $125. This volume is an extended effort to address the Dingle does an excellent job of giving an in-depth issues raised in the above quote by means of a review of the subjects without delving too deeply historical and contemporary Lexicon of Standard into them. The question Neuroanatomical Terminology: A Lexicon of “what is migration?” is far from trivial. different parts” (C. xiii ⫹ 1054 p. cannot be reviewed using the standard format of a tion.00 (hardcover). the majority of the book still focuses on bird and insect migrations. and analysis. the physiology of tion to Neurology. condensing the chapters to short sections that can ume have been conducted after the release of the be read by those who do not have the time to read first edition in 1996. An Introduc- spheric and oceanic conditions. This volume contains 16 chapters and is orga- nized into four parts.. ill. This book different migratory life histories and their evolu. but for all purposes it is more a tion very nicely. written. In Chapter 1 the author details a climate change) independently. I found this to be one of the best ogy. ill. meso-.June 2015 NEW BIOLOGICAL BOOKS 223 Migration: The Biology of Life on the Move. These include atmo. The first part is dedicated to NEUROBIOLOGY defining and describing migration. and the same one of the main contributions of the volume. and migrants’ navigation mechanisms. Its logical structure makes it easy to follow This is the second edition of Hugh Dingle’s book and builds up the comparative overview of migra- on migration. California qualities of the volume. I ments. straints.. $64. view of migration as a biological phenomenon Oded Berger-Tal. biomechanical and bioenergetics con. $125. Part part often receiving many different names.95 (pa. J. and concluding with the reviewer’s com- of migration to conservation and management. description. The book takes a strictly the entire volume. Los Angeles. There is still Classical Origins and Historical Founda- much confusion in the literature regarding the tions. and 2 describes proximate factors that influence migra. and interesting. California to incorporate species from as many taxa as possi- ble to its discussions. which personally opened and Applied Animal Ecology Division. illustrating vous System Ontology (pp. Institute for my mind to how widespread and diverse migration Conservation Research. ISBN: 978. In addition. 2015.00. ders. Herrick. sionals. index. which could have made the chapter Terms (pp. the individual parts of this publication was very disappointed by this part. ISBN: 978-0-19-534062-4. The third part de. I highly rec- versity Press. and macro-) levels affected by anthropogenic impacts. I “The terminology of the brain is in great confu- found the author’s arguments supporting his def. It is the shortest will each be summarized. 24 –776). Despite the author’s obvious efforts Diego. San Diego Zoo Global. San strategies are. and how we of visual resolution. 1915. 978-0-19-964039-3 (pb). It is extremely interesting and very clearly 0-19-964038-6 (hc). ommend this book to both students and profes- per). By Hugh Dingle. Most of the more obvious parts were named initions to be very convincing and I believe this is before their functions were known. Oxford and New York: Oxford the book makes an effort to put order into the University Press. appendixes titled Systematic Parts Lists for Ner- scribes ultimate factors in migrations.. in- confusion and give a clear definition to different dex. and conservation the attention it deserves. and By Larry W. Rather. Despite this minor disappointment. can use the great amount of knowledge that the Second Edition. x ⫹ 326 p. sometimes the same name being applied to very tory behavior and pathways. B. which re- flects the existing bias in research conducted in the field. evidence. with particular focus on part in the book and although it is very well written the two sections noted above. I do hope that the third edition evolutionary approach to migration that allows it of the book will give the discussion on migration to provide a comprehensive and insightful over. Oxford and New York: Oxford Uni. Ecology & Evolutionary Biol- across all species. View publication stats . Philadelphia (PA): W. University of California. meaning of the terms dispersal and migration. in- with migration and briefly looks at the importance ferences. Swanson. The final part considers human interactions summary of the author’s arguments. 777– 814). Saun- migrants. types of animal movements including migration. Page 115).. each chapter ends sequel than a second edition (by the author’s own with a summary section that does a good job of definition) and most studies described in the vol. ⫹ 5 pl. 1–23).