Bumblebees by Oliver E. Prys-jonesBumblebees by Oliver E. Prys-jones


byOliver E. Prys-jones, Sarah A. CorbetIllustratorAnthony J. Hopkins

Paperback | January 1, 2011

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An indispensable guide to identification, ecology and study of bumblebees. This new edition embraces the wealth of information published on bumblebee life history, ecology, foraging, parasites and conservation in recent years. It includes a new chapter on the very real threats to bumblebees; their crucial role as pollinators of our native flora and crops; ways to promote their survival; advantages and problems posed by their commercial use; as well as updated colour plates, keys and distribution maps of all British species (including Bombus hypnorum). The book introduces techniques and approaches to original work so that anyone with an interest can usefully contribute to furthering our understanding and appreciation of these wonderful and important insects.
Dr Mark Avery is a scientist, naturalist and wildlife campaigner. He worked for the RSPB for 25 years and was their Conservation Director for thirteen years. His books include Inglorious-Conflict in the Uplands, Fighting for Birds, A Message for Martha, and Behind the Binoculars - interviews with acclaimed birdwatchers. He writes a blo...
Title:BumblebeesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:130 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:January 1, 2011Publisher:Pelagic PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1907807063

ISBN - 13:9781907807060

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Distribution and recognition; The natural history of true bumblebees (Bombus); Nests and their establishment in captivity; Cuckoo bumblebees Bombus (Psithyrus), parasites and nest associates; Foraging behaviour; Threats, conservation and commercial use; Identification; Approaches to original work: techniques and web resources; Further reading and references; Synonymy; Index; Distribution maps

Editorial Reviews

One of the strengths of this guide is that it
encouraqes the field study of bumblebees and suqgests
ways of going about it. lt is good to see it back again,
for a new generation and with a new publisher.