Bees: Their Vision, Chemical Senses, and Language by Karl von Frisch,Donald R Griffin

By Karl von Frisch,Donald R Griffin

Over part a century of really good medical detective paintings, the Nobel Prize-winning biologist Karl von Frisch realized how the realm, seems, smells, and tastes to a bee. extra considerably, he chanced on their dance language and their skill to take advantage of the solar as a compass. meant to function an obtainable advent to at least one of the main interesting parts of biology, Bees (first released in 1950 and revised in 1971), said the startling result of his creative and progressive experiments with honeybees.

In his revisions, von Frisch up to date his dialogue concerning the phylogenetic starting place of the language of bees and likewise validated that their colour feel is larger than have been inspiration formerly. He additionally took into account the electrophysiological experiments and electromicroscopic observations that experience provided additional info on how the bee analyzes polarized gentle to orient itself and the way the olfactory organs at the bee's antennae function.

Now again in print after greater than twenty years, this vintage and still-accurate account of the habit styles and sensory capacities of the honeybee is still a publication “written with a simplicity, directness, and grace which all who understand him will realize as attribute of its writer. Any clever reader, with no medical education, can take pleasure in it.”—Yale Review

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