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A foraging honeybee, having stumbled afield upon a bountiful supply of nectar,
behaves rather differently than the average modern man in analogous
circumstances. Instead of being secretive about the whole thing, the bee returns
to the hive ...
Spectator bees mob the dancer in a frenzy of excitement until finally they rush out
of the hive to the sweet cornucopia in the field. And they go exactly to the correct
location! They are able to do this because the dance that is performed in the ...
... concerned, a famous Austrian biologist was able to demonstrate that
honeybees could detect differences in the pattern of polarized light in the different
quadrants of the sky and hence orient correctly to their hive or to a known source
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Arseny - LibraryThing
Great book, and it reads surprisingly well. The only sign of age really is the use of pronouns (the scientist is always "he", even despite the fact that female science students are mentioned several ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - juglicerr - LibraryThing
I thought that this book was hysterical. It is not the book for people wanted all the scientific facts about flies, although it does have some interesting tidbits along the way. Instead, it cheerfully ... Read full review