The Magnificent Migration--On Safari with Africa's Last Great Herds

The Magnificent Migration--On Safari with Africa’s Last Great Herds by Sy Montgomery focuses on the great wildebeest migration on the Serengeti. This massive migration maintains the African savannah ecosystem, which supports innumerable types of wildlife. The author, with the aid of magnificent photos, shows how the team tracked the animals as they follow the grasslands, invariably arriving at a spot when the grass is the most nutritious. The book also includes accounts of other impressive migratory feats (our favorite is the arctic tern; they live 30 years or more and fly the equivalent of three round trips to the moon during their lifetime). (Non-Fiction: Informational)