Librarian Picks Will Make You Wonder About Animals in your Metropark


Recommended reading on nature related topics from librarians at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library.

Where the Animals Go: Tracking Wildlife with Technology in 50 Maps and Graphics
by James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti

For thousands of years, tracking animals meant following footprints. Now satellites, drones, camera traps, cellphone networks, and accelerometers reveal the natural world as never before. Where the Animals Go is the first book to offer a comprehensive, data-driven portrait of how creatures like ants, otters, owls, turtles, and sharks navigate the world. Based on pioneering research by scientists at the forefront of the animal-tracking revolution, James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti’s stunning, four-color charts and maps tell fascinating stories of animal behavior. These astonishing infographics explain how warblers detect incoming storms using sonic vibrations, how baboons make decisions, and why storks prefer garbage dumps to wild forage; they follow pythons racing through the Everglades, a lovelorn wolf traversing the Alps, and humpback whales visiting undersea mountains. Where the Animals Go is a triumph of technology, data science, and design, bringing a broad perspective and intimate detail to our understanding of the animal kingdom.

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Stranger in the Woods: A Photographic Fantasy
by Carl R. Sams II & Jean Stoick

Forest animals, awakened by the birds' warning that there is a stranger in the woods, set out to discover if there is danger and find, instead, a wonderful surprise. BONUS: Perhaps even more beloved than the book is the film, winner of 16 national and international awards. Check it out here.

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