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The Buzz about Bees: Biology of a Superorganism

by Jürgen Tautz (Author), H.R. Heilmann (Photographer), D.C. Sandeman (Translator)



Editorial Reviews

Review

From the Reviews of the German Edition:
(Phaenomen Honigbiene, Spektrum, 2007)
"In small steps, the author approaches the deeper nature of bees With 250
photos, the presentation is excellent. Over 50 of them are full-page photos
and give the volume a particular aesthetic allure. Any beekeeper who has
ever tried to photograph their bees would be envious. As a basic work, The Buzz
about Bees is not only a milestone in bee literature for beekeepers, but
recommended for anyone interested in nature. It links new up-to-date insights
with established knowledge " (Gilbert Brockmann, in: ADIZ/db/IF, 2007, p. 2)

"It is hard to decide what is better about this book: the pictures or the text.
Lets start with the pictures. You look at them and are astounded and numerous
adjectives occur to you: radiant, brilliant, magnificent, sharp, informative
When it comes to the text, I have to admit: Tautz has it easy. Not only in the
pictures, but also in the text, bees really come alive. The Buzz about Bees
is the most wonderful book " (Hubert Rehm, in: Laborjournal, 09/2007, p. 82)

" The work never comes across as dry or lecturing, not least thanks to the
wonderful pictures But all nature fans who have always wanted to know how
bees do it will find just what they want. In ten clearly structured chapters,
Tautz describes the life of the individual bees and of the entire swarm Tautz
links bees and their way of life with many aspects of modern human technology.
Read it, be amazed and enjoy a slice of bread and honey as you do so!"
(Christine Scholtyssek, in: Spektrum der Wissenschaft, September 2007, p. 92)

" The Buzz about Bees is marvelously illustrated The pictures are
aesthetically attractive, and provide rare insight into life in the bee
colony. Readers familiar with scientific literature will initially be surprised:
an academic book completely free from diagrams and tables, and all in an
easy-to-read style with linguistic concessions to popular science. The books
content provides a graphic presentation of how the miraculous elements of
bees life result from a perfected interplay of physical, chemical, and
biological processes in the superorganism of the bee colony " (Martin Dambach,
in: Entomologie heute, 2007, Issue 21, p. 221)

From the review of the German edition
"It is hard to decide what is better about this book: the pictures or the text.
Let's start with the pictures. You look at them and are astounded and numerous
adjectives occur to you: radiant, brilliant, magnificent, sharp, informative.
When it comes to the text, I have to admit: Tautz has it easy. Not only in the
pictures, but also in the text, bees really come alive. "The Buzz about Bees" is
the most wonderful book" (Hubert Rehm, in: Laborjournal, 09/2007, p. 82)

Product Details

Hardcover: 284 pages
Publisher: Springer; 1 edition (June 27, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 3540787275

 

 

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