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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 the wondrous �energy economy� of bumblebees. Reviews of the previous edition:�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 #� 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

About the Author

<>Bernd Heinrichis 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 Economicswas twice a nominee for the American Book Award in Science, and A Year in the Maine Woodswon the 1995 Rutstrum Authors’ Award for Literary Excellence.

Table of 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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674016392
Author:
Heinrich, Bernd
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Entomology
Subject:
Insects
Subject:
Life Sciences - Zoology - Entomology
Subject:
Insects -- Ecology.
Subject:
Bioenergetics
Subject:
Biology-Entomology and General Invertebrates
Subject:
Science : Life Sciences - Biology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Revised edition
Publication Date:
October 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 color, 18 halftones, 65 line illustrat
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in

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