Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees

Category: Book
By (author): Hanson, Thor
Subject:  HOUSE & HOME / Sustainable Living
  SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biological Diversity
  SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Ecology
  SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / Entomology
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Basic Books
Published: July 2018
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 0.00in x 0.00in
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From The Publisher*From the award-winning author of The Triumph of Seeds and Feathers, a natural and cultural history of the buzzing wee beasties that make the world go round.
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 Buzz, the beloved 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, Buzz shows us why all bees are wonders to celebrate and protect. Read this book and you'll never overlook them again.
Biographical NoteThor Hanson is a conservation biologist and Guggenheim fellow. He lives with his wife and son on an island in Washington State.
www.thorhanson.net