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

By: Material type: TextTextPublisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, [2023]Copyright date: ©2023Description: xviii, 278 pages : illustrations ; 24 cmISBN:
  • 1642831247
  • 9781642831245
Subject(s): LOC classification:
  • QL568.A6 B793 2023
  • QL568.A6 B83 2023
Contents:
A bee's life -- The remarkable bee brain -- Bees living together -- What bees sense and perceive -- Bees and flowers : love story or arms race? -- Finding many lovers -- Bee smart -- Master builders and memory -- Sleep and dreaming in bees -- What do bees feel? -- Self-awareness, consciousness, and cognition.
Summary: "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."--
List(s) this item appears in: New to the Library: January 2024
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Lending Books Elisabeth C. Miller Library Tall Shelves QL568.A6 B83 2023 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available 39352800195893
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-268) and index.

A bee's life -- The remarkable bee brain -- Bees living together -- What bees sense and perceive -- Bees and flowers : love story or arms race? -- Finding many lovers -- Bee smart -- Master builders and memory -- Sleep and dreaming in bees -- What do bees feel? -- Self-awareness, consciousness, and cognition.

"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."--

Stephen Buchmann, is a pollination ecologist specializing in bees, and an adjunct professor with the departments of Entomology and of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona.

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