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Zoophysiology

Magnetic Orientation in Animals

Authors: Wiltschko, Roswitha

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Biological effects of magnetic fields have been studied in many animals and plants. The magnetic fields were of a wide intensity range and, as alternating fields, of a wide frequency range and of a variety of impulse shapes. Effects on the cellular level, on bio­ chemical processes, growth and development, interactions with physiology, sensory input, reflexes and rhythm control, to name just a few, have been reported. Numerous magnetically induced changes in behavior have also been described. Recently, the amount of literature covering biological effects of magnetic fields has been rapidly increasing. By now it has grown to such an extent that it can no longer be covered in one volume. Most reviews specialize and focus on particular aspects and/or types of fields or effects. For example, the book edited by MARET et al. (1986) gives an overview on biological effects of steady magnetic fields, MISAKIAN et al. (1993) reviewed those of extremely low frequency magnetic fields, focusing on in vitro effects. BERN­ HARD (1992) reported on 'electromagnetic smog' in view of pos­ sible effects on human health and well-being, and a series of papers edited by AMEMIYA (1994) summarizes Japanese research on effects of electromagnetic fields ranging from extern ely low to ultra-high frequencies. TENFORDE (1979) and ADEY (1981) sum­ marized and discussed tissue interactions, REITER (1993a) neu­ roendocrine and neurochemical changes associated with various kinds of electromagnetic fields. The book edited by KIRSCHVINK et al.

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"I believe this extensive and valuable overview will serve as a reference book on magnetic orientation for many years to come." Animal Behaviour
"All-encompassing" Nature

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Magnetic Fields

    Pages 1-13

    Wiltschko, Dr. Roswitha (et al.)

  • Orientation

    Pages 15-26

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  • Magnetotaxis and Alignment Behaviors

    Pages 27-41

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  • Compass Orientation

    Pages 43-98

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  • The Magnetic Compass as a Component of a Multifactorial System

    Pages 99-146

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Magnetic Orientation in Animals
Authors
Series Title
Zoophysiology
Series Volume
33
Copyright
1995
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-79749-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-79749-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-79751-4
Series ISSN
0720-1842
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 297
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