We think of bees as being among the busiest workers in the garden, admiring them for their productivity. But amid their buzzing, they are also great Communicators - and unusual dancers. As Karl von Frisch (1886-1982) discovered during World War II, bees communicate the location of food sources to each other through complex circle and waggle dances. For centuries, beekeepers had observed these curious movements in hives, and others had speculated about the possibility of a bee language used to manage the work of the hive. But it took von Frisch to determine that the bees´ dances communicated precise information about the distance and direction of food sources. As Tania Munz shows in this exploration of von Frisch´s life and research, this important discovery came amid the tense circumstances of the Third Reich. The Dancing Bees draws on previously unexplored archival sources in order to reveal von Frisch´s full story, including how the Nazi government in 1940 determined that he was one-quarter Jewish, revoked his teaching privileges, and sought to prevent him from working altogether until circumstances intervened. In the 1940s, bee populations throughout Europe were facing the devastating effects of a plague (just as they are today), and because the bees were essential to the pollination of crops, von Frisch´s research was deemed critical to maintaining the food supply of a nation at war. The bees, as von Frisch put it years later, saved his life. Munz not only explores von Frisch´s complicated career in the Third Reich, she looks closely at the legacy of his work and the later debates about the significance of the bee language and the science of animal communication. This first in-depth biography of von Frisch paints a complex and nuanced portrait of a scientist at work under Nazi rule. The Dancing Bees will be welcomed by anyone seeking to better understand not only this chapter of the history of science but also the peculiar waggles of our garden visitors
Material: Weiteres Material; Muster: Unifarben; Ausschnitt: Rundhals-Ausschnitt; Trägerart: Weitere Trägerart; Farben pro Pack: Eine Farbe pro Pack; Design: Abgesteppter Saum/Kante, Taillierter Schnitt, Eingefasster Ausschnitt; Passform: Schmale Passform; Länge: Kurz/Mini; Ärmellänge: Viertelarm
A beautiful gift edition of the beloved classic about two orphan sisters and their newfound love of theater and dance. After losing their mother, Rachel and her adopted sister Hilary move in with their aunt, Cora Wintle. Cora runs a dancing school in London, and she thinks that Hilary would be perfect for her dancing troupe, Wintle´s Little Wonders! The only problem is that Hilary might be as good as Cora´s own precious daughter, Dulcie. Still, Cora is determined to make sulky Rachel and sprightly Hilary members of her dance troupe. But Rachel doesn´t want to be a Little Wonder! She can´t dance and feels silly in her the ruffly costume. Nothing seems to be going as planned, until Rachel discovers her talent for acting. . . . This classic children´s book is perfect for kids who dream of being on stage, whether it be dancing or acting. And don´t miss the other classic Noel Streatfeild titles, Ballet Shoes, Skating Shoes, and Theater Shoes!
Jeder kennt sie, die Höhen und Tiefen des Alltags: Kaum meint man, unbeschwert auf der Sonnenseite des Lebens zu tanzen, spürt man schon wieder eine dunkle Wolke herannahen. Wäre es nicht schön, wenn man diese Wolke einfach wieder vertreiben könnte? Genau dies macht Rachel Kelly möglich: 52 Tipps, Impulse und Ideen, um für jede Stimmung, jede Wetterlage und jede Situation gewappnet zu sein. Sie helfen dabei, in stressigen Momenten zur Ruhe zu kommen, auch in grauen Zeiten positiv zu denken, sich trotz Routine lebendig zu fühlen und mit Freude jeden Tag zu begrüßen.
Material: Jersey; Ausschnitt: Rundhals-Ausschnitt; Trägerart: Weitere Trägerart; Muster: Unifarben; Farben pro Pack: Eine Farbe pro Pack; Design: Weiter Ausschnitt; Passform: Normale Passform; Länge: Kurz/Mini; Ärmellänge: Langarm
Material: Baumwolle; Trägerart: Normaler Träger; Ausschnitt: Rundhals-Ausschnitt; Muster: Logoprint; Farben pro Pack: Eine Farbe pro Pack; Design: Gerader Saum, Gerader Schnitt; Passform: Normale Passform; Länge: Normale Länge; Ärmellänge: Halbarm
Dancing to Learn: Cognition, Emotion, and Movement explores the rationale for dance as a medium of learning to help engage educators and scientists to explore the underpinnings of dance, and dancers as well as members of the general public who are curious about new ways of comprehending dance. Among policy-makers, teachers, and parents, there is a heightened concern for successful pedagogical strategies. They want to know what can work with learners. This book approaches the subject of learning in, about, and through dance by triangulating knowledge from the arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and cognitive and neurological sciences to challenge dismissive views of the cognitive importance of the physical dance. Insights come from theories and research findings in aesthetics, anthropology, cognitive science, dance, education, feminist theory, linguistics, neuroscience, phenomenology, psychology, and sociology. Using a single theory puts blinders on to other ways of description and analysis. Of course, all knowledge is tentative. Experiments necessarily must focus on a narrow topic and often use a special demographic--university students, and we don´t know the representativeness of case studies.