Insects and Flowers: The Biology of a Partnership

Insects and Flowers: The Biology of a Partnership

by Friedrich G. Barth
     
 

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"For nonspecialists, especially for readers with an entomological bent, [this book] offers an enjoyable, interesting overview of pollination biology. Specialists will find it a convenient source of information on the biology of pollinating insects. . . . The author's style, excellently conveyed in translation, is sprightly and engaging. Numerous descriptions of experimental procedures and frequent references to the prominent investigators take the book beyond a 'facts-only' approach."--Alexander F. Motten, The Quarterly Review of Biology

"The sometimes bizarre and fantastic ways in which flowers ensure pollination has been the material for numerous excellent books, most of them written from a botanical perspective. There is also, however, an equally interesting zoological side to the story.... Barth's book serves as an introduction to this world of insects and plants, highlighting many recent discoveries about their coevolution."--Bernd Heinrich, Orion Nature Quarterly

"Wonderfully interesting.... This book should reach the hands of all kinds of biologists, nature enthusiasts, and those gardeners who wonder about the whys and hows of their growing plants."--Alma L. Moldenke, Phytologia

"Once in a long while, a book comes along that is an unqualified delight. Insects and Flowers is such a book.... Examples of flower/insect partnerships are presented in lucid prose reminiscent of the best of Charles Darwin's expositions. This is scientific writing of an uncommonly high order."--R. F. Sutton, The Forestry Chronicle

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691025230
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
06/05/1991
Series:
Princeton Science Library Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 8.47(h) x 0.90(d)

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