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Bumblebee Economics

With a New Preface

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$33.50 • £26.95 • €30.00

ISBN 9780674016392

Publication Date: 11/30/2004


288 pages

6-3/8 x 9-1/4 inches

2 color, 18 halftones, 65 line illustrations


  • 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

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