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The Dancing Bees

Karl von Frisch and the Discovery of the Honeybee Language By Tania Munz

“The Dancing Bee will surely become a classic in the literature on the history of biology in the twentieth century. It is the definitive account of the intellectual development of Karl von Frisch and of his discoveries about the ability of the honeybees to communicate with the waggle dance. Perhaps most fascinating is what Munz has uncovered about how von Frisch – declared a ‘Quarter Jew’ by the Nazis – was able to navigate a feigning political landscape in war-torn Germany, suffer the destruction of his Zoological Institute during the bombing of Munich, and still continue conducting experiments that revolutionised our thinking about animal communication. This book also provides intriguing insights into what von Frisch though and felt during the heated debates about the meaning of the waggle dance in the 1960s and 1970s.”
Thomas D. Seeley, author of Honeybee Democracy

The Dancing Bees

Karl von Frisch and the Discovery of the Honeybee Language

By Tania Munz

Publisher

The University of Chicago Press

Year

2016

Edition

1st Edition

Binding

Hardback

Pagination

178

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