Nature's Compass: The Mystery of Animal Navigation Carol Grant Gould and James L. Gould In Nature’s Compass, Carol Grant Gould and James L. Gould explore elegant navigation strategies used by familiar and rare species—from the fragile monarch butterfly to the honey bee to the homing pigeon—and demonstrate how an understanding of navigation is critical for conservation. James L. Gould is Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University and a distinguished expert in animal behavior. Carol Grant Gould is a science writer and author of the biography, The Remarkable Life of William Beebe: Explorer and Naturalist. Together, the Goulds have written nine previous books, including The Animal Mind and Animal Architects. Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a FREE event; no tickets or reservations are required. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here
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James L. Gould is an ethologist, evolutionary biologist, and popular science writer. He has served as a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Princeton University since receiving his Ph.D in 1975. He is primarily known for the experiment he designed while an undergraduate at Caltech which proved that bees use complex dances to communicate the location of food. Gould went on to do work that specialized in communication in Southern Right Whales.In addition to several technical works and textbooks, he has cowritten with his wife Carol Grant Gould the popular science book The Honey Bee, and Nature's Compass: The Mystery of Animal Navigation.
Gould has published studies that made serious contributions to the ethological understanding of animal navigation and sexual selection. During his long lasting career at Princeton, besides research, Gould has been dedicated to teaching introductory biology and animal behavior courses, as well as field courses in marine biology.