Where the Animals Go: Tracking Wildlife with Technology in 50 Maps and Graphics by James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti, is a comprehensive, data-driven portrait of how creatures like ants, otters, owls, turtles, and sharks navigate the world. E. O. Wilson calls Where the Animals Go “beautiful and thrilling, a combination of the best in science and exposition, and a joy to study cover to cover.” And Dr. Jane Goodall notes, “There is no doubt it will help in our fight to save wildlife and wild habitats.”

In WHERE THE ANIMALS GO, Cheshire and Uberti—winners of the 2016 London Book Fair Innovation in Travel Publishing Award—investigate and illustrate the intersection of data technology and animal migration, revealing the natural world as never before. For thousands of years, tracking animals was a painstaking process that meant following physical traces like footprints or fallen feathers. Today, with the use of satellites, drones, camera traps, cellphone networks, accelerometers and DNA sequencing, we can better understand how animals move-about, adapt, and respond to their environment. This new, data-driven footprint brings intimate detail to our understanding of the animal kingdom—not only how animals behave, but how to aid in their survival. As the authors put it, “To protect animals you need to protect where they go.”

This author talk will welcome both authors to Brooklyn’s Leonard Branch; their presentation will be followed by audience Q&A and signing.

 

Request Where the Animals Go at Brooklyn Public Library.

Brooklyn Public Library’s Green Series is made possible through the generous support of Whole Foods Market.