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Rare Book of the Week: "A Scanning Electron..."

Posted April 18, 2010

Spring is here again! In addition to our first hummingbird sightings, we've had dozens of bees in our garden this month. Maybe a hopeful sign that local populations are recovering somewhat from Colony Collapse Disorder? With that in mind, our....

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Rare Book of the Week: "A Scanning Electron..."

Posted by Found Books on April 18, 2010

Spring is here again! In addition to our first hummingbird sightings, we've had dozens of bees in our garden this month. Maybe a hopeful sign that local populations are recovering somewhat from Colony Collapse Disorder? With that in mind, our rare pick this week is an extraordinary scientific work from Eric H. Erickson, Stanley D, Carlson and Martin B. Garment at Iowa State University, "A Scanning Electron Microscope Atlas of the Honey Bee".

This modestly sized text features hundreds of electron micrographs detailing the anatomy of queen, worker and drone bees. An invaluable resource for entomologists, beekeepers, insect animators and maybe even aerodynamics engineers, the production of this book must have involved many hours of labor. Perhaps no other animal has spent as much time under the scanning electron beam, and what bug deserves more attention than the humble but agriculturally vital honey bee?

Out of print since 1988, we have just two copies in stock. If the authors ever publish a second edition, we hope it will be in 3-d!


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