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The Dance Language and Orientation of Bees
     

The Dance Language and Orientation of Bees

by Karl Von Frisch, Thomas D. Seeley, Leigh E. Chadwick (Translator)
 

Until his death in 1982, Karl von Frisch was the world's most renowned authority on bees. The Dance Language and Orientation of Bees is his masterwork—the culmination of more than fifty years of research. Now available for the first time in paperback, it describes in non-technical language what he discovered in a lifetime of study about

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Until his death in 1982, Karl von Frisch was the world's most renowned authority on bees. The Dance Language and Orientation of Bees is his masterwork—the culmination of more than fifty years of research. Now available for the first time in paperback, it describes in non-technical language what he discovered in a lifetime of study about honeybees—their methods of orientation, their sensory faculties, and their remarkable ability to communicate with one another. Thomas Seeley's new foreword traces the revolutionary effects of von Frisch's work, not just for the study of bees, but for all subsequent research in animal behavior. This new paperback edition also includes an "Appreciation" of von Frisch by the distinguished biologist Martin Lindauer, who was Frisch's protégé and later his colleague and friend.

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Reprint of the revered Harvard UP original of 1967, itself a translation of the German original (Springer Verlag, 1965)--with a new foreword by Thos. D. Seeley. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674190511
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1993
Edition description:
1st Harvard University Press pbk. ed
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
7.52(w) x 9.97(h) x 1.36(d)

Meet the Author

Karl von Frisch was Professor of Zoology, Emeritus, as the University of Munich. He is the well-known author of many books, including The Dancing Bees and Man and the Living World and co-recipient of the 1973 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

Thomas D. Seeley is Professor of Biology, Cornell University.

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