Cover: The Spirit of the Hive: The Mechanisms of Social Evolution, from Harvard University PressCover: The Spirit of the Hive in HARDCOVER

The Spirit of the Hive

The Mechanisms of Social Evolution

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$49.50 • £39.95 • €44.50

ISBN 9780674073029

Publication Date: 06/17/2013


240 pages

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

39 halftones, 30 line illustrations, 4 tables


Fascinating… Page’s book is a delightful example of how one dedicated career in science can dramatically deepen and broaden our perceptions of the world around us.—Mark L. Winston, Nature

This book is a useful and timely resource as scientists try to understand and solve problems related to colony collapse disorder affecting honeybees worldwide… The Spirit of the Hive takes a novel approach to the study of honeybees and their social order… It is a very interesting read.—J. M. Gonzalez, Choice

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