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The spirit of the hive : the mechanisms of social evolution, Robert E. Page

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The spirit of the hive : the mechanisms of social evolution
Title
The spirit of the hive
Title remainder
the mechanisms of social evolution
Statement of responsibility
Robert E. Page
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Charles Darwin struggled to explain how forty thousand bees working in the dark, seemingly by instinct alone, could organize themselves to construct something as perfect as a honey comb. How do bees accomplish such incredible tasks? Synthesizing the findings of decades of experiments, The Spirit of the Hive presents a comprehensive picture of the genetic and physiological mechanisms underlying the division of labor in honey bee colonies and explains how bees' complex social behavior has evolved over millions of years. Robert Page, one of the foremost honey bee geneticists in the world, sheds light on how the coordinated activity of hives arises naturally when worker bees respond to stimuli in their environment. The actions they take in turn alter the environment and so change the stimuli for their nestmates. For example, a bee detecting ample stores of pollen in the hive is inhibited from foraging for more, whereas detecting the presence of hungry young larvae will stimulate pollen gathering. Division of labor, Page shows, is an inevitable product of group living, because individual bees vary genetically and physiologically in their sensitivities to stimuli and have different probabilities of encountering and responding to them. A fascinating window into self-organizing regulatory networks of honey bees, The Spirit of the Hive applies genomics, evolution, and behavior to elucidate the details of social structure and advance our understanding of complex adaptive systems in nature
  • How can 40,000 bees working in the dark, by instinct alone, construct a honey comb? Synthesizing decades of experiments, The Spirit of the Hive presents the genetic and physiological mechanisms underlying the division of labor in honey bee colonies and explains how it is an inevitable product of group living, evolving over millions of years
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Page, Robert E
Dewey number
595.79/9
Index
index present
LC call number
QL568.A6
LC item number
P24 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Honeybee
  • Honeybee
  • Beehives
  • Pollen
  • NATURE
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Beehives
  • Honeybee
  • Pollen
  • Verhalten
  • Evolution
  • Biene
  • Bienenstaat
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The spirit of the hive : the mechanisms of social evolution, Robert E. Page
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Bert Hölldobler -- What Is the Spirit of the Hive? -- Individual Variation in Behavior -- The Evolution of Polyandry -- Phenotypic Architecture of Pollen Hoarding -- Genetic Architecture of Pollen Hoarding -- Reproductive Regulation of Division of Labor -- Developmental Regulation of Reproduction -- The Regulatory Architecture of Pollen Hoarding -- A Crowd of Bees
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843882831
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9780674075542
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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22573/ctt2x7p6m
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)843882831
Label
The spirit of the hive : the mechanisms of social evolution, Robert E. Page
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Bert Hölldobler -- What Is the Spirit of the Hive? -- Individual Variation in Behavior -- The Evolution of Polyandry -- Phenotypic Architecture of Pollen Hoarding -- Genetic Architecture of Pollen Hoarding -- Reproductive Regulation of Division of Labor -- Developmental Regulation of Reproduction -- The Regulatory Architecture of Pollen Hoarding -- A Crowd of Bees
Control code
843882831
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674075542
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2x7p6m
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)843882831

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