Author(s): Hanson, Thor,
Date of Publication: 04/04/2019,
Pagination: 304 pages, 8 Illustrations, color,
Imprint: Icon Books Ltd,
Published By: Icon Books Ltd,
Book Classification: Wildlife: butterflies & other insects, Beekeeping
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 award-winning author of Feathers and The Triumph of Seeds 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, leaf cutters, 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 athird 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.