Edward O. Wilson – 2 time Pulitzer Prize Winner, TED Prize
|Edward O. Wilson receives TED Prize ~ As E.O. Wilson accepts his 2007 TED Prize, he makes a plea on behalf of his constituents, the insects and small creatures, to learn more about our biosphere.
|(If you are interested in any these books please refer to the column on the left)Edward O. Wilson: The Diversity of Life
Edward O. Wilson The Diversity of Life ~
|John Alcock: Animal Behavior: An Evolutionary Approach, Third Edition ~
” If a sun compass were the only mechanism available to bees and pigeons their homing abilities should be severely affected by cloudy weather. But both species can forage and navigate successfully on totally overcast days. Thus these species have more than one compass mechanism, one of which may be sensitivity to the weak lines of magnetic force created by the earth’s magnetic field….Both pigeons and honeybees have magnetic compounds concentrated in certain tissues of their bodies; these compounds may be part of a magnetism detector.”