Homing Pigeons

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Homing pigeons being released from a cage (Able 595).
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"Pigeon Post," Woodcut from A.D. 1481 (Holzmann and Pehrson 7).

Homing Pigeons (Basic Info)

Origins and History

Various Uses

War and Warning

Pleasure and Play

Drawbacks

Implications

Works Cited

  • Able, Kenneth P. "Orientation and Navigation: A Perspective on Fifty Years of Research." The Condor, Vol. 97, No. 2. (May, 1995), pp. 592-604.
  • Holzmann, Gerard J. and Björn Pehrson. The Early History of Data Networks. California: IEEE Computer Society Press, 1995.
  • James, Peter and Nick Thorpe. Ancient Inventions. New York: Ballantine Books, 1994.
  • Jones, R.V. Most Secret War. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1978.