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Describes the complex ecological relationship between bees and their environment, including the ways they regulate their body temperature and what role they play in the pollination of plants
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Bernd Heinrich is Professor Emeritus of Biology at the University of Vermont. He has written several memoirs of his life in science and nature, including One Man’s Owl, and Ravens in Winter. Bumblebee Economics was twice a nominee for the American Book Award in Science, and A Year in the Maine Woods won the 1995 Rutstrum Authors’ Award for Literary Excellence.Review:
Lively and lucid...To read this book is to enrich a summer's day and a winter's dreaming. (Howard E. Evans Natural History)
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)
Extraordinary...the implications of work such as Heinrich's seem to me more resonant than the promise of a rich harvest of new research. (Fred Hapgood Harper's Magazine)
A magnificent book that combines the best of both writing and science. The text is clearly and concisely written--a rare find in scientific communication. Virtually anyone, but particularly ecologists, evolutionists, and entomologists, will find this book enjoyable and fascinating reading...Bumblebee Economics describes the heterothermic strategies of bumblebees in considerable detail, with lucid discussions of thermoregulation and its behavioral application...Heinrich has performed a masterful job of sharing his personal research efforts and those of others in his field. He has written an extremely interesting book and in the process has shown how one kind of organism can be used as a model to investigate behavior, physiology, ecology and evolution. Bumblebee Economics should serve as a model for good scientific writing. (Matthew M. Douglas Quarterly Review of Biology)
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Book Description Harvard University Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0674085809 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0255176
Book Description Harvard University Press, 1979. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110674085809
Book Description Harvard University Press, 1979. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0674085809