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Alex Wild is a Texas-based biologist who started photographing insects in 2002 as an aesthetic complement to his scientific work on ant taxonomy and evolution. Alex holds a Ph.D. in Entomology from The University of California/Davis and is Curator of Entomology at The University of Texas at Austin. His photographs appear in numerous natural history museums, magazines, books, television programs, and other media.
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Honeybee Democracy
Thomas D. Seeley - 2010-10-10
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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 incred...
Alex Wild
2022-05-10T23:52:19.000Z
@OnInsecurity @chrisrohlf Kind of a mystery. Height? Proximity to good bee flyways? There’s a great book about how bees decide where to move:      source
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Am I Even a Bee?
Dr. Felicity Muth - 2022-04-05
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Confused, Osmia faces an identity crisis, and she turns to her meadow for comfort. It is here that she meets her new friend and guide Xyla, a carpenter bee who, like Osmia, does not fit the black-and-yellow social mold. Through some adventures and chance encounters, Osmia and Xyla meet a slew of non-honey bees, each special and important to the mea...
Alex Wild
2022-04-30T18:03:34.000Z
So this new bee diversity book by @felicitymuth is adorable.      source
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Before the Lights Go Out
Conquering the Energy Crisis Before It Conquers Us
Maggie Koerth-Baker - 2012-04-01
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What you need to know now about America's energy future"Hi, I'm the United States and I'm an oil-oholic." We have an energy problem. And everybody knows it, even if we can't all agree on what, specifically, the problem is. Rising costs, changing climate, peaking oil, foreign oil, public safety--if the fears are this complicated, then the solutions ...
Alex Wild
2021-02-17T16:35:16.000Z
Maggie wrote an entire book on electrical grids and is worth following during the Texas crisis.      source
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The Worst Alphabet Book Ever
Raj Haldar - 2018-11-13
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Let's get real--the English language is bizarre. A might be for apple, but it's also for aisle and aeons. Why does the word "gnat" start with a G but the word "knot" doesn't start with an N? It doesn't always make sense, but don't let these rule-breaking silent letters defeat you!This whimsical, funky book from Raj Haldar (aka rapper Lushlife) turn...
Alex Wild
2020-01-19T02:57:38.000Z
This book is awesome.      source