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By Karl von Frisch,Donald R Griffin

Over part a century of excellent medical detective paintings, the Nobel Prize-winning biologist Karl von Frisch discovered how the area, appears to be like, smells, and tastes to a bee. extra considerably, he stumbled on their dance language and their skill to take advantage of the solar as a compass. meant to function an obtainable advent to 1 of the main interesting parts of biology, Bees (first released in 1950 and revised in 1971), stated the startling result of his inventive and progressive experiments with honeybees.

In his revisions, von Frisch up-to-date his dialogue concerning the phylogenetic foundation of the language of bees and in addition validated that their colour feel is larger than were inspiration formerly. He additionally took into account the electrophysiological experiments and electromicroscopic observations that experience provided additional information on how the bee analyzes polarized mild to orient itself and the way the olfactory organs at the bee's antennae function.

Now again in print after greater than 20 years, this vintage and still-accurate account of the habit styles and sensory capacities of the honeybee is still a ebook “written with a simplicity, directness, and style which all who understand him will realize as attribute of its writer. Any clever reader, with out clinical education, can get pleasure from it.”—Yale Review

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