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Title:
Clan Apis
Author:
Hosler, Jay (Jay S.)
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Columbus, Ohio : Active Synapse, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
158 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780967725505
Format :
Book

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Clan Apis is the biography of a honey bee named Nyuki told in comic book form. Written and drawn by biologist Jay Hosler, Clan Apis is an elegant blend of humor, storytelling, and scientifically accurate information regarding honey bee biology and natural history. This book will entertain and educate readers of all ages.


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Gr. 5-7. The life cycle and natural environment of the honeybee become grist for an entomologist who is both cartoonist and storyteller. Opening with a creation myth ("Once upon a long, long time ago") and working through the biological, sociological, and ecological changes affecting the life of Nyuki the bee, the text is a combination of authoritative science; appealing, detailed black-and-white drawings; and dialogue replete with humor, pubescent angst, political sloganeering, and more. Nyuki's colony undertakes migration to a new hive, is beset by a woodpecker, and hibernates through a winter that yields to a revitalizing spring. The bees are nicely individualized, as are the plants and other insects that figure into their lives, and there are a number of clever touches. All in all, this is the sort of science book that even devoted fiction and comics readers will enjoy. --Francisca Goldsmith


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Transitionsp. 9
Chapter 2 Swarmp. 31
Chapter 3 Hide and Seekp. 61
Chapter 4 Homefrontp. 87
Chapter 5 The Planp. 113
Bee Linesp. 147
Killer Beep. 153