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Of the ten million or so different species of insects on our planet, none is more fascinating than the honeybee. One of the oldest forms of animal life still in existence from the Neolithic Age, bees have been worshipped and mythologized since the beginning of human history. Known popularly for their industriousness ("as busy as a bee") and highly valued for their role in ...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published April 28th 2010 by Princeton Architectural Press
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Bob Redmond
60 black-and-white photos of honeybees at extremely close range. Using an electron microscope, Rose-Lynn Fisher captures eyes, wings, legs, antennae, and other body parts magnified from 10 to 5000 times.

The honeybee's body seems furry, but in fact it's covered in numerous hooks, spikes, and joints. At super-high resolution it looks like something completely mechanical. After tens of thousands of years of evolution, the honeybee is, in fact engineered for precise activities. Some of the more amaz
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Fabulous visual examination of honeybees. As another goodreader put it, this book is "60 black-and-white photos of honeybees at extremely close range. Using an electron microscope, Rose-Lynn Fisher captures eyes, wings, legs, antennae, and other body parts magnified from 10 to 5000 times." Totally intriguing in a way that I had no idea honeybees could be.

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