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Where The Animals Go


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A pioneering book that uses big data to map the movements of 50 different animals on land, sea and sky, from ants to humpback whales, bats to the great white shark.

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James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti's complementary skills enable them to produce graphics and book pages that few others can match. As a lecturer at University College London, James applies his cartographic and programming skills to the staggering amount of data that scientists are now collecting. In 2017, he was awarded the Royal Geographical Society's Cuthbert Peek Award in recognition of his work 'advancing geographical knowledge through the use of mappable Big Data'. Oliver has more than a decade of experience visualizing and writing about wildlife research-from 2003 to 2012, he worked in the design department of National Geographic, most recently as Senior Design Editor.


This is a special kind of detective story. After millennia of using footprints, faeces, feathers, broken foliage and nests to track animals, the process is now so teched up you need to read this book to find out the how, what and why * New Scientist *
Each story is a striking example of how innovative technology can be used to increase our understanding of the natural world * Financial Times *
This book is beautiful as well as informative and inspiring. There is no doubt it will help in our fight to save wildlife and wild habitats * Dr Jane Goodall *
Enchanting and exhilarating ... Where the Animals Go is an eye-opening exercise in perspective that puts place and space at the heart of the 21st-century conservation debate * Literary Review *
Turn the pages to revel in the techno-tracking that is revealing the secrets of animal lives. This is science at its best, the art of understanding truth and beauty -- Chris Packham
Incredible * The Big Issue *
From the first page, this book is an enthralling look at the world that technology can help us uncover. [...] I can't review this book without mentioning the maps, which are exquisite. They convey an astounding quantity and quality of information -- Kate Scragg * British Trust for Ornithology *
Beautiful and thrilling ... a joy to study cover to cover * E. O. Wilson *
A stunning translation of movement onto paper * Scientific American *
Its double intent is brilliant - to bring each of us closer to the animal world and to highlight fresh ways to think about conservation...Downright gorgeous in its illustrations and text ... an exceptional book * NPR *
An unstoppable book that will please anyone with an interest in the natural world * Geographical *
Ravishing * Washington Post *
Where the Animals Go elegantly elucidates the role new technologies has played in expanding our knowledge of animal migration * Science *
[Praise for London: The Information Capital] Visually stunning maps and graphics * Guardian *
[Praise for London: The Information Capital] Brilliantly compelling...The Information Capital is a tour de force in the modern use of graphics to make a point * London Evening Standard *
[Praise for London: The Information Capital] The book is infinitely compelling, one you'll return to time and again, and full of 'wow, you have to see this' moments. It reinforces the notion that information really can be beautiful... * Londonist *

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