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The Hive: The Story of the Honeybee and Us

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The Hive: The Story of the Honeybee and Us by Bee Wilson
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Ever since men first hunted for honeycomb in rocks and daubed pictures of it on cave walls, the honeybee has been seen as one of the wonders of nature: social, industrious, beautiful, terrifying. No other creature has inspired in humans an identification so passionate, persistent or fantastical. In this gem of a book, award-winning writer Bee Wilson explores the magical world of the honeybee. From the hive to honey, from beekeepers to honeymooners, via Aristotle, Shakespeare, Napoleon and Sherlock Holmes, here is a book that delights and surprises at every turn. And there is even a recipe or two.

Reviews

'Richly informative and beautifully written' -- The Times

'Entertaining and thoroughly worthwhile' -- Sunday Times 

'Can hardly be bettered' -- Guardian 

'Fascinating, careful, witty and intelligent! Almost any paragraph chosen at random is entertaining' -- Prue Leith, New Statesman

'Erudite, informative, accurate and a delight to read.' -- Times Literary Supplement 

'There are delights and surprises on virtually every page of this gem of a book' -- Sunday Telegraph

'Wilson's sprightly hymn to the honeybee conveys the marvel, complexity and ultimate unknowability that has made the beehive such a fascination' -- Independent

'A brilliant examination of a natural phenomenon we all take for granted' -- Sunday Express

Author Biography

Bee Wilson is a food writer and historian. For five years she was the food critic of the New Statesman and now writes a weekly food column for the Sunday Telegraph. In 2002 she was named Radio 4 food writer of the year. She is currently a research fellow in the History of Ideas at St John's College, Cambridge. She is married, with two children.
Release date NZ
September 12th, 2005
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
Throughout
Imprint
John Murray Publishers Ltd
Pages
320
Dimensions
131x198x20
ISBN-13
9780719565984
Product ID
1652963

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