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Bumblebee economics

Author: Bernd Heinrich
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2004
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Repr.View all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernd Heinrich
ISBN: 0674016394 9780674016392
OCLC Number: 488962735
Description: xxxv, 245 s., [2] tavler : illustrations
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
Responsibility: Bernd Heinrich

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This is a remarkable and rewarding book, complementary to, yet in some respects going far beyond, its predecessors. It is highly recommended. -- Caryl P. Haskins New York Times Book Review Read more...

 
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