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Buzz : the nature and necessity of bees
Buzz : the nature and necessity of bees
Hanson, Thor2018
Books, Manuscripts
Bees are like oxygen: ubiquitous, essential, and, for the most part, unseen. While we might overlook them, they lie at the heart of relationships that bind the human and natural worlds. In this book, Thor Hanson takes us on a journey that begins 125 million years ago, when a wasp first dared to feed pollen to its young. From honeybees and bumbles to lesser-known diggers, miners, leafcutters, and masons, bees have long been central to our harvests, our mythologies, and our very existence. They've given us sweetness and light, the beauty of flowers, and as much as a third of the foodstuffs we eat. And, alarmingly, they are at risk of disappearing. As informative and enchanting as the waggle dance of a honeybee, Hanson shows us why all bees are wonders to celebrate and protect.
Main title:
Hanson, Thor, author
London : Icon, 2018.
xvi, 283 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
9781785783746 (hbk)
Dewey class:
595.799595.799HAN595.799 HAN