Bumblebee Economics: With a New Preface, Revised Edition / Edition 2

Bumblebee Economics: With a New Preface, Revised Edition / Edition 2

by Bernd Heinrich
ISBN-10:
0674016394
ISBN-13:
9780674016392
Pub. Date:
09/27/2004
Publisher:
Harvard

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Bumblebee Economics: With a New Preface, Revised Edition / Edition 2

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
Publication date: 09/27/2004
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 516,177
Product dimensions: 6.37(w) x 9.25(h) x (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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