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What a bee knows : exploring the thoughts, memories, and personalities of bees  Cover Image Book Book

What a bee knows : exploring the thoughts, memories, and personalities of bees / Stephen Buchmann.

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  • ISBN: 9781642831245
  • ISBN: 1642831247
  • Physical Description: xviii, 278 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, [2023]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibiographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
"The next time you hear the low buzzing sound of an approaching bee, look closer: the bee has navigated to this particular spot for a reason using a fascinating set of tools. She might be responding to scents on the breeze as her olfactory organs provide a 3D map of an object's location. She might be tracing the route based on her memories of a particular flower or the electrostatic traces left by other bees. What a Bee Knows: Exploring the Thoughts, Memories, and Personalities of Bees invites us to follow bees' mysterious pathways and experience their complex and alien world. Although their brains are incredibly small--just one million neurons compared to humans' 100 billion--bees have remarkable abilities to navigate, learn, communicate, and remember. In What a Bee Knows, entomologist Stephen Buchmann explores a bee's way of seeing the world and introduces the scientists who make the journey possible. What a Bee Knows will challenge your idea of a bee's place in the world--and perhaps our own."--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Bees > Behavior.
Cognition in animals.

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at Bibliomation.
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Mark Twain Library Association - Redding. (Show)


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Mark Twain Library Association - Redding 595.7991 Buc (Text) 33620155169101 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 06/02/2023
Silas Bronson Library - Waterbury 595.79915 BUC (Text) 34005153154983 Adult New Nonfiction Available -

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