Coupon
The Natural History of Bees : Comprehending the Uses and Economical Management of the British and Foreign Honey-Bee Together with the Known Wild Specie
by James Duncan


Overview - Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: THE SENSES OF BEES. Much uncertainty has prevailed on the subject of the senses possessed by this insect, not so much, perhaps, in regard to their existence as to the locality of the organs.  Read more...

 
Paperback
  • $16.20

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock Online.

Free Shipping is not available for this item.
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 1 copy from $25.93
 
 
 
 

More About The Natural History of Bees by James Duncan
 
 
 
Overview
Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: THE SENSES OF BEES. Much uncertainty has prevailed on the subject of the senses possessed by this insect, not so much, perhaps, in regard to their existence as to the locality of the organs. Most naturalists admit their possession of five senses, analogous to those of man, though the celebrated Huber seems to have some doubt as to the existence of the faculty of hearing in Bees, at least without some important modifications. Greater diversity of opinion, however, prevails as to the situation of those organs by which the impressions of sight, touch, taste, sound, and smell are produced on their sensations; and many curious experiments by different naturalists have been made with a view to ascertain the truth, but which have not always led to the same results. In researches so minute, it is, perhaps, vain to look for perfect accuracy in our conclusions, and we must be satisfied with any thing like a reasonable approximation to the truth. Sight.?In our remarks on the anatomical structure of the head of the Bee, we observed, that, besides the large reticulated eyes placed, as in other animals, on the sides of the head, this insect possessed three stem- matu or coronetted eyes, arranged triangularly on its centre, between the antennae. That these little specks are, in reality, organs of vision, has been made apparent from accurate experiments, in which, when the reticulated eyes were blindfolded, the insect was evidently not deprived of sight, though the direction of .its flight, being vertical, seemed to prove that the stemmata were adapted only or chiefly to upward vision. This additional organ must, doubtless, add considerably to its power of sight, though, probably, its aid may be confined chiefly to the obscure recesses of the hive. As the internal operations of the insec...

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780217358446
  • ISBN-10: 0217358446
  • Publisher: General Books
  • Publish Date: February 2012
  • Page Count: 72
  • Dimensions: 9.69 x 7.44 x 0.15 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.32 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Literary Collections > General

 
BAM Customer Reviews