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Animal architecture
Frisch, Karl von, 1886-1982.
Uniform Title:
Tiere als Baumeister. English
Publication Information:
New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich [1974]
Physical Description:
306 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
Translation of Tiere als Baumeister.

"A Helen and Kurt Wolff book."
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Material Type
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Central Library QL756 .F7413 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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Author Notes

The Austrian zoologist Karl von Frisch achieved international recognition for his pioneer research on sense functions in fish and for his discovery of the "language" of bees. In The Dancing Bees, von Frisch explains how these insects are able to communicate the direction, quantity, and quality of food through dances.

As a student, von Frisch studied medicine and zoology in Vienna and Munich. In 1910 he joined the faculty of the University of Munich and was associated with it intermittently until his retirement as professor of zoology in 1958. He also spent many years as the director of the zoological institutes in Rostock, Breslau, and Munich and was active in the international scientific community, lecturing in the United States and Europe.

In 1959 von Frisch was awarded the Kalinga Prize and in 1963 a Balzan Prize. In 1973 he shared the Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine for his contributions in sociobiology. Von Frisch died at the age of 96, ending a productive and rewarding life.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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