Deborah Cramer centers The Narrow Edge on two seemingly very disparate creatures: the red knot – a lithe bundle of avian energy – and the lumbering, earth-bound, prehistoric horseshoe crab. But these organisms, their interactions, their environments, and their history simply serve as an opportunity to explore issues of species adaptations, ecological crisis, and conservation efforts. Following the red knot's migratory route, Cramer traveled over 40,000 miles from Tierra del Fuego to the Arctic, exploring organisms, history, and habitat along the way. The reader shares with her the wonder of this tiny bird that can fly up to 4000 miles without rest, unerringly finding feeding grounds and breeding grounds a hemisphere apart. Cramer notes:...
Book Review| March 01 2016
The Narrow Edge: A Tiny Bird, an Ancient Crab, and an Epic Journey. By Deborah Cramer.
Yale University Press. (ISBN 9780300185195). 304 pp. Hardcover. $28.
The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (3): 268.
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Cate Hibbit; Animal Migration. The American Biology Teacher 1 March 2016; 78 (3): 268. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.3.268
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