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Honeybee democracy

Author: Thomas D Seeley
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2010.
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Honeybees make decisions collectively--and democratically. Every year, faced with the life-or-death problem of choosing and traveling to a new home, honeybees stake everything on a process that includes collective fact-finding, vigorous debate, and consensus building. In fact, as world-renowned animal behaviorist Thomas Seeley reveals, these incredible insects have much to teach us when it comes to collective wisdom  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Seeley, Thomas D.
Honeybee democracy.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2010010265
(OCoLC)587249075
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas D Seeley
ISBN: 9781400835959 140083595X 1282820990 9781282820999
OCLC Number: 670429652
Awards: Short-listed for Financial Times Science & Environment Books of the Year 2010 (United States)
Description: 1 online resource (273 pages) : illustrations (some color), map
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Prologue; 1 Introduction; 2 Life in a Honeybee Colony; 3 Dream Home for Honeybees; 4 Scout Bees' Debate; 5 Agreement on Best Site; 6 Building a Consensus; 7 Initiating the Move to New Home; 8 Steering the Flying Swarm; 9 Swarm as Cognitive Entity; 10 Swarm Smarts; Epilogue; Notes; Acknowledgments; Illustration Credits; Index.
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Honeybees make decisions collectively - and democratically. This book reveals that these incredible insects have much to teach us when it comes to collective wisdom and effective decision making. It  Read more...

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