Bumblebee Economics: with a new preface, Revised edition / Edition 2

Bumblebee Economics: with a new preface, Revised edition / Edition 2

by Bernd Heinrich
     
 

In his new preface Bernd Heinrich ranges from Maine to Alaska and north to the Arctic as he summarizes findings from continuing investigations over the past twenty-five years--by him and others--into the wondrous "energy economy" of bumblebees.See more details below

Overview

In his new preface Bernd Heinrich ranges from Maine to Alaska and north to the Arctic as he summarizes findings from continuing investigations over the past twenty-five years--by him and others--into the wondrous "energy economy" of bumblebees.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674016392
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
09/27/2004
Edition description:
Revised edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
622,707
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

  • Preface [to the 2004 Edition]
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Colony Cyclev
  • 2. Economy of the Colony
  • 3. The Flight Machine and Its Temperature
  • 4. Warming Up
  • 5. Heating the Nest
  • 6. The Heat Transfer System
  • 7. Juggling Costs and Benefits
  • 8. Commuting and Foraging Movements
  • 9. Foraging Optimization by Individual Initiative
  • 10. Competition between Species
  • 11. Pollination and Energetics
  • 12. Ecology and Coevolution
  • Summary
  • Appendix A: How to Rear Bumblebees
  • Appendix B: The Bumblebees of North America
  • References
  • Index

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