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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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Discover the amazing story of how honeybees make collective decisions in Honeybee Democracy. World-renowned animal behaviorist Thomas Seeley explains how these insects choose a new home through fact-finding, open deliberation, and consensus building, offering valuable lessons for effective decision making. With decades of pioneering research and rich illustrations, this book reveals the decision-making methods honed by evolution and draws parallels between bee swarms and primate brains. A must-read for anyone interested in animal behavior and group decision making.
Alex Wild
@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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Experience the charming journey of two non-conforming bees, Osmia and Xyla, as they navigate their way through a meadow full of unique and important non-honey bees. Along the way, they discover the importance of diversity and acceptance in creating a happy ecosystem. Don't miss out on this heartwarming tale that reminds us that there is no one way to be a bee.
Alex Wild
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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This book explores America's energy problem and the need for change in the way we use fossil fuels. The author lays out solutions to cutting our energy budget and investing in alternative energy sources to build a sustainable future. The book delves into buzzwords like clean coal and carbon sequestration and how they will soon be part of our daily lives. The author argues that we need to embrace new ways of getting energy, using it efficiently, and doing more with less instead of reverting to the past.
Alex Wild
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 - 2018-11-01
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"Discover the quirks and oddities of the English language with this whimsical and informative book by Raj Haldar. From the silent letters in "gnat" to the unconventional pronunciation of "pterosaurs," this book turns the traditional alphabet book on its head in a fun and funky way. Perfect for word nerds of all ages!"
Alex Wild
This book is awesome.      source