Biologist Thor Hanson’s charming investigation into the lives and habits of bees is essential for everyone interested in the natural world. Bees co-evolved with flowers, and depend on them for sustenance. Flowering plants depend on bees for pollination. People depend on both for food. Hanson offers reflections on a bee’s exquisite anatomy and conversations with entomologists and preservationists. After the Colony Collapse Disorder of 2006, and ongoing threats to bee habitat, Hanson urges people to be better stewards of this vital resource.
About the Author
Thor Hanson is a conservation biologist, Guggenheim fellow and co-host of PBS’s Nature series American Spring Live. He also wrote Feathers, The Impenetrable Forest and The Triumph of Seeds.
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