The Five Habits of Highly Effective Honeybees (and What We Can Learn from Them): From

The Five Habits of Highly Effective Honeybees (and What We Can Learn from Them): From "Honeybee Democracy"

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by Thomas D. Seeley
     
 

Studies of animal behavior have often been invoked to help explain and even guide human behavior. Think of Pavlov and his dogs or Goodall and her chimps. But, as these examples indicate, the tendency has been to focus on "higher," more cognitively developed, and thus, it is thought, more intelligent creatures than mindless, robotic insects. Not so! Learn here how

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Studies of animal behavior have often been invoked to help explain and even guide human behavior. Think of Pavlov and his dogs or Goodall and her chimps. But, as these examples indicate, the tendency has been to focus on "higher," more cognitively developed, and thus, it is thought, more intelligent creatures than mindless, robotic insects. Not so! Learn here how honeybees work together to form a collective intelligence and even how they make decisions democratically. The wizzzzdom of crowds indeed! Here are five habits of effective groups that we can learn from these clever honeybees.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781400841165
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
09/20/2010
Series:
Princeton Shorts
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
18
File size:
122 KB

Meet the Author

Thomas D. Seeley is professor of biology at Cornell University and a passionate beekeeper. He is the author of "The Wisdom of the Hive" and "Honeybee Ecology" (both Princeton).

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The intense work that Tom Seeley has completed with working with honeybee swarms condensed and applied to life skills. This is a great way to really see inside Tom Seeley''s master piece book Honeybee Democracy