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

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

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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
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Robert E. Page, Jr
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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"--provided by publisher
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Page, Robert E
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1936-
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Hölldobler, Bert
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  • Honeybee
  • Honeybee
  • Honeybee
  • Beehives
  • Pollen
  • Insect societies
  • Social evolution in animals
  • Self-organizing systems
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The spirit of the hive : the mechanisms of social evolution, Robert E. Page, Jr
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Foreword / by Bert Hölldobler -- Darwin's dilemma and the spirit of the hive -- What is the spirit of the hive? -- Individual variation in behavior -- The evolution of polyandry -- The phenotypic architecture of pollen hoarding -- The 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
FIEb17358760
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 226 pages
Isbn
9780674073029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)812067710
Label
The spirit of the hive : the mechanisms of social evolution, Robert E. Page, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Foreword / by Bert Hölldobler -- Darwin's dilemma and the spirit of the hive -- What is the spirit of the hive? -- Individual variation in behavior -- The evolution of polyandry -- The phenotypic architecture of pollen hoarding -- The 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
FIEb17358760
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 226 pages
Isbn
9780674073029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)812067710

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