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:
657,724
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Bernd Heinrich is Professor Emeritus of Biology at the University of Vermont. He has written several memoirs of his life in science and nature, including One Man’s Owl, and Ravens in Winter. Bumblebee Economics was twice a nominee for the American Book Award in Science, and A Year in the Maine Woods won the 1995 Rutstrum Authors’ Award for Literary Excellence.

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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