Review of “The Dancing Bees”


I recently reviewed a new book for Nature ( 533, 32–33, 05 May 2016,  doi:10.1038/533032a), “The Dancing Bees” by Tania Munz, focused largely on how Karl von Frisch discovered the function of the honeybee dance language while in the heart of Nazi Germany. It’s a fascinating story,  how a scientist immersed in the unimaginable horrors perpetrated by a brutal regime managed to craft a hugely significant scientific discovery. Click on the link above for the full review. (Note that after I posted the review was put behind a paywall. It can be accessed through most library systems that have a subscription to Nature).

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