BookLovers of Bath

Beautiful books… for beautiful people…

Incredible Journeys: Featuring the World's Greatest Animal Travel

Incredible Journeys: Featuring the World's Greatest Animal Travellers - Nigel Marven

London: BBC Books, 1997, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper.

Contains: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Incredible Journeys takes us into the world of six unique animal travellers, following their epic odysseys across land, beneath the sea, and through the skies. Each journey is a natural miracle, each animal an amazing voyager:

  • a barn swallow which, before it is even four months old, flies 10,000 kilometres from Britain to South Africa
  • a caribou calf, whose trek across the Canadian tundra causes it to walk further than any other animal on earth
  • a short-finned eel, which rides the ocean currents to an Australian river, where it spends 15 years before returning to its birthplace in the Pacific to spawn and die
  • the astounding 4000 kilometre flight of a delicate monarch butterfly from Canada to Mexico, where it spends winter with millions of others in a mountain refuge
  • a newborn grey whale, which swims thousands of kilometres from tropical to polar seas
  • a rattlesnake, which navigates annually with pinpoint accuracy to precise destinations in the scorching Sonoran Desert
Each animal journeys with a purpose, whether in search of food, breeding grounds or hibernation sites. They would rather die than fail to reach their destination. In Incredible Journeys we travel with them, sharing their triumphs and tragedies and witnessing extraordinary feats of endurance and navigation.”

Size: 10" x 7¾". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 192 pages.
Incredible Journeys: Featuring the World's Greatest Animal Travel