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The bee : a natural history
The bee : a natural history
Wilson-Rich, Noah2018
Eyes with more than 6,000 separate lenses; bodies so hairy that they attract pollen by static; the ability to communicate by dancing... bee stats are endlessly engrossing. And the bee is as important to the production of human food as any machine; without the bees to pollinate them, most of our crops would be dead in the field. So how did this furry little workaholic come to be so crucial to the planet? The Bee: A Natural History answers that question and many more, looking at bee development from 65 million years ago to today, when over 20,000 bee species have been identified and beekeeping is enjoying a surge in popularity. Exploring evolution, anatomy, society, behaviour, and the human factor, and presenting a visual directory of 40 bee breeds alongside practical fact panels, this is the book that will become a buzz word for every keeper, student, or lover of bees.
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The bee : a natural history / Noah Wilson-Rich with Kelly Allin, Norman Carreck & Andrea Quigley.
London : Ivy Press, 2018.
224 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), color maps ; 24 cm.
First published in hardback in 2014.Includes bibliographical references and index.
Evolution & development -- Anatomy & biology -- Beekeeping -- A directory of bees -- The challenges faced by bees -- Useful resources.
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Brighton LibraryAnimals595.799 WILAvailable