. Homes without hands : being a description of the habitations of animals, classed according to their principle of construction . Animals. 450 HOMES WITHOUT HANDS. angles. Edaumur, on receiving the answer, concluded that the Bee had very nearly solved the difficult mathematical problem, the difference between the measurement and the calculation being so small as to be practically negatived in the actual construction of so small an object as the bee-cell.. Mathematicians were naturally 'delighted with the result of the investigation, for it showed how beautifully practical science could be aide

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. Homes without hands : being a description of the habitations of animals, classed according to their principle of construction . Animals. 450 HOMES WITHOUT HANDS. angles. Edaumur, on receiving the answer, concluded that the Bee had very nearly solved the difficult mathematical problem, the difference between the measurement and the calculation being so small as to be practically negatived in the actual construction of so small an object as the bee-cell.. Mathematicians were naturally 'delighted with the result of the investigation, for it showed how beautifully practical science could be aide
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. Homes without hands : being a description of the habitations of animals, classed according to their principle of construction . Animals. 450 HOMES WITHOUT HANDS. angles. Edaumur, on receiving the answer, concluded that the Bee had very nearly solved the difficult mathematical problem, the difference between the measurement and the calculation being so small as to be practically negatived in the actual construction of so small an object as the bee-cell.. Mathematicians were naturally 'delighted with the result of the investigation, for it showed how beautifully practical science could be aided by theoretical knowledge, and the construction of the bee-cell became a famous problem in the economy of nature. In comparison with the honey which the cell is intended to' con- tain, the wax is a rare and costly substance, secreted in very small quantities, and requiring much time for its production; it is therefore essential that the quantity of wax employed in mak- ing the comb should be as little, and that of the honey contained in it as great, as possible. For a long time these statements remained uncontroverted.. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. Wood, J. G. (John George), 1827-1889; Keyl, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1823-1871; Smith, E. A. (Edward Alfred); Pearson, G. (George). New York : Harper & Brothers

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