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Understanding the Sami people and how they navigated by our Deputy Editor Kerstin Williams

Editor’s comments: Please find this extract talking about the Sami, the ancient aborigine people of Northern Sweden, Finland etc.  We have sometimes called them Lapps see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sami_people This extract comes from a book about the ancient lifestyle of these people and has been translated … Continue reading

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The Elephant Whisperer by Laurence Anthony

Lawrence Anthony sadly died in March 2012.   The web link below  tells the story of his death and how his elephants grieved for him and some history of his project to save a herd of elephants who he brought to … Continue reading

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The Information Universe: On the Missing Link in Concepts of the Architecture of Reality

by Dirk K.F. Meijer1 This is an amazing effort to integrate quantum theory and the real world that we live in.  It covers the very interesting ground that suggests that our Universe is actually a Universe of “information” and that … Continue reading

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Humans and Horses

It is clear that animals which humans domesticated were all chosen because they were amenable to domestication.  This happened at several sites all over the world and the animals were mostly the same. Dogs and horses seem to have always … Continue reading

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The prevailing ideas on Navigation

A summary 2011 The two prevailing ideas on long distance navigation are based around two ideas: Magnetic cues Olfactory cues (smell) It is clear that near home animals, birds and humans build up a map of their neighbourhood with remembered … Continue reading

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The need for help

It is interesting, that the need to know how to get somewhere is often the trigger that enables navigation to begin. I discussed this with a friend of mine, whose wife always says, “Why do you use a SatNav when … Continue reading

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