# The Thermal Warriors: Strategies for Insect Survival

Bernd Heinrich is one of my favorite writers about nature, and especially insects. I discovered his "Bumblebee Economics" (Harvard University Press paperback) a number of years ago, and used it in a course for non-science majors that I taught in our Honors College. Since then, I have also read his "Ravens in Winter" (Vintage Books paperback) and "A Year in the Maine Woods" (Addison Wesley paperback), but his books about the thermodynamic considerations in the competition between insects for energy are the ones that chemistry teachers will most easily be able to use.

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