Buzz About Bees, 1st Edition

  • Sandeman
  • Heilmann
  • Tautz
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  • ISBN-10: 3540787291
  • ISBN-13: 9783540787297
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 284 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released April 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Overview

With some 230 fascinating high quality colour photographs Written in an entertaining easily understandable way The new fundamental bee book following the standard work of Karl von Frisch The author, Jürgen Tautz, is a world-leading scientist and a gifted communicator of science. “Whereas bee colonies were once seen as perfect societies of selfless workers and drones ruled by a queen, Tautz presents them as a self-organized, complex adaptive system that he considers “a mammal in many bodies”. This comprehensive introduction to honeybee biology (originally published as Phänomen Honigbiene) explores such topics as how bees obtain and communicate information about flowers, “whole-animal gametes”, and the comb’s contributions to the sociophysiology of the colony. The author has been honored for making research accessible to the public, and his lucid text will reward lay readers, apiarists, students, and professional biologists alike. The book is profusely illustrated with Heilmann’s spectacular photos, which capture the full range of bee activities—including some, such as the living chains formed where combs are being built or repaired, whose function remains unknown.”

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Frontispiece.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
The Author.
The Photographer.
The Translator.
Preface to the English Edition.
Preface to the Original German Edition.
Frontispiece.
Contents.
Prolog: The Bee Colony—a Mammal in Many Bodies.
Man's Smallest Domestic Animal—a Picture Guide.
1: The Inevitable Honeybees.
2: Propagated Immortality.
3: Honeybees—a Model for Success.
4: What Bees Know about Flowers.
5: Honeybee Sex, and Virgin Brides.
6: Royal Jelly—Designer Diet in Bee Colonies.
7: The Largest Organ of the Bee Colony—Construction and Function of the Comb.
8: Cultivated Intelligence.
9: Is Honey Thicker than Blood: How Important is the Family?.
10: The Circle Closes.
Epilog: The Future for Bees and Mankind.
References.
Photograph Sources.
Subject Index.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Frontispiece.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
The Author.
The Photographer.
The Translator.
Preface to the English Edition.
Preface to the Original German Edition.
Frontispiece.
Contents.
Prolog: The Bee Colony—a Mammal in Many Bodies.
Man's Smallest Domestic Animal—a Picture Guide.
1: The Inevitable Honeybees.
2: Propagated Immortality.
3: Honeybees—a Model for Success.
4: What Bees Know about Flowers.
5: Honeybee Sex, and Virgin Brides.
6: Royal Jelly—Designer Diet in Bee Colonies.
7: The Largest Organ of the Bee Colony—Construction and Function of the Comb.
8: Cultivated Intelligence.
9: Is Honey Thicker than Blood: How Important is the Family?.
10: The Circle Closes.
Epilog: The Future for Bees and Mankind.
References.
Photograph Sources.
Subject Index.