Bees: Nature's Little Wonders

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"Consider the bee. Equipped with a brain the size of a grass seed, a typical honeybee worker nevertheless lives collaboratively with thousands of her sisters in a complex society. Through a life span that seldom exceeds five weeks, she serves successively as brood nurse, wax producer, comb builder, honey maker, home guard, and floral forager." "This book considers the diversity and biology of bees, including their peculiar sociosexual arrangements, their quirky relationships with flowers, and their startling mental abilities: what are we to make
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Overview

"Consider the bee. Equipped with a brain the size of a grass seed, a typical honeybee worker nevertheless lives collaboratively with thousands of her sisters in a complex society. Through a life span that seldom exceeds five weeks, she serves successively as brood nurse, wax producer, comb builder, honey maker, home guard, and floral forager." "This book considers the diversity and biology of bees, including their peculiar sociosexual arrangements, their quirky relationships with flowers, and their startling mental abilities: what are we to make of insects that communicate through symbolic dances?" Enriched with cultural sidebars and complemented by works of art, nature photography, and historical illustrations, Bees is a fitting sequel to Candace Savage's acclaimed Crows: Encounters with the Wise Guys of the Avian World.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781553655312
  • Publisher: Greystone Books
  • Publication date: 5/1/2011
  • Pages: 136
  • Sales rank: 1,404,851
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Candace Savage is the author of numerous internationally acclaimed books on subjects ranging from natural history and science to popular culture. She is the author of the best-selling natural history titles Bird Brains: The Intelligence of Crows, Ravens, Magpies and Jays and Prairie: A Natural History, for which she won two Saskatchewan Book Awards and a Gold Medal from ForeWord Magazine in 2004. She lives in Saskatchewan.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Little Things
Chapter 1: Bees of the World
Chapter 2: Bees at Home
Chapter 3: Bees of the Field
Chapter 4: Life Lessons
Acknowledgments
Notes
Selected Resources
Picture Credits
Index

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  • Posted September 12, 2009

    Beautifully book, fascinating detail!

    Visually gorgeous, lyrically written, and fascinating. This book is a delight to read! Highly recommended.

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