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Bees: Their Vision, Chemical Senses and Language

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Over half a century of brilliant scientific detective work, the Nobel Prize-winning biologist Karl von Frisch learned how the world, looks, smells, and tastes to a bee. More significantly, he discovered their dance language and their ability to use the sun as a compass. Intended to serve as an accessible introduction to one of the most fascinating areas of biology, Bees (first published in 1950 and revised in 1971), reported the startling results of his ingenious and revolutionary experiments with honeybees.

In his revisions, von Frisch updated his discussion about the phylogenetic origin of the language of bees and also demonstrated that their color sense is greater than had been thought previously. He also took into consideration the electrophysiological experiments and electromicroscopic observations that have supplied more information on how the bee analyzes polarized light to orient itself and how the olfactory organs on the bee's antennae function.

Condition: Used-Good (Dust jacket worn and tattered. Main book has slight fading on front cover. Sticker of previous owner on inside cover.

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Author(s):
Karl Von Frisch
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1950
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
119
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Title:
Bees: Their Vision, Chemical Senses and Language

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Over half a century of brilliant scientific detective work, the Nobel Prize-winning biologist Karl von Frisch learned how the world, looks, smells, and tastes to a bee. More significantly, he discovered their dance language and their ability to use the sun as a compass. Intended to serve as an accessible introduction to one of the most fascinating areas of biology, Bees (first published in 1950 and revised in 1971), reported the startling results of his ingenious and revolutionary experiments with honeybees.

In his revisions, von Frisch updated his discussion about the phylogenetic origin of the language of bees and also demonstrated that their color sense is greater than had been thought previously. He also took into consideration the electrophysiological experiments and electromicroscopic observations that have supplied more information on how the bee analyzes polarized light to orient itself and how the olfactory organs on the bee's antennae function.

Condition: Used-Good (Dust jacket worn and tattered. Main book has slight fading on front cover. Sticker of previous owner on inside cover.

Author(s):
Karl Von Frisch
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1950
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
119
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Title:
Bees: Their Vision, Chemical Senses and Language

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