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The Five Habits of Highly Effective Honeybees (and What We Can Learn from Them): From "Honeybee Democracy"

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Publication date: November 2011
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Honeybees make decisions collectively--and democratically. Every year, faced with the life-or-death problem of choosing and traveling to a new home, honeybees stake everything on a process that includes collective fact-finding, vigorous debate, and consensus building. In fact, as world-renowned animal behaviorist Thomas Seeley reveals, these incredible insects have much to teach us when it comes to collective wisdom and effective decision making. A remarkable and richly illustrated account of scientific discovery, Honeybee Democracy brings together, for the first time, decades of Seeley's pioneering research to tell the amazing story of house hunting and democratic debate among the honeybees. In the late spring and early summer, as a bee colony becomes overcrowded, a third of the hive stays behind and rears a new queen, while a swarm of thousands departs with the old queen to produce a daughter colony. Seeley describes how these bees evaluate potential nest sites, advertise their discoveries to one another, engage in open deliberation, choose a final site, and navigate together--as a swirling cloud of bees--to their new home. Seeley investigates how evolution has honed the decision-making methods of honeybees over millions of years, and he considers similarities between the ways that bee swarms and primate brains process information. He concludes that what works well for bees can also work well for people: any decision-making group should consist of individuals with shared interests and mutual respect, a leader's influence should be minimized, debate should be relied upon, diverse solutions should be sought, and the majority should be counted on for a dependable resolution. An impressive exploration of animal behavior, Honeybee Democracy shows that decision-making groups, whether honeybee or human, can be smarter than even the smartest individuals in them.
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Honeybee Democracy ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Thomas D. Seeley
Princeton University Press, September 2010
ISBN: 9781400835959
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Honeybee Democracy PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Thomas D. Seeley
Princeton University Press, September 2010
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The Five Habits of Highly Effective Honeybees (and What We Can Learn from Them): From "Honeybee Democracy" PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Thomas D. Seeley
Princeton University Press, November 2011
ISBN: 9781400841165
EAN:  9781400841165
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The Five Habits of Highly Effective Honeybees (and What We Can Learn from Them): From "Honeybee Democracy" ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Thomas D. Seeley
Princeton University Press, November 2011
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