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Fruitless fall : the collapse of the honey bee and the coming agricultural crisis

Jacobsen, Rowan Save to your list

Publication Details Cite/Export

  • Creator Rowan Jacobsen
  • Format Books
  • Publication First U.S. edition. New York : Bloomsbury, 2008.
  • Physical Details
    • 279 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • ISBNs 9781596915374, 1596915374, 9781596916395, 1596916397
  • OCLC ocn192082414

Summary

  • Traces the significant 2007 and 2008 reductions in honeybee populations, identifying the causes of Colony Collapse Disorder to explain the link between bee pollination and industrial agriculture and predict dangerous reductions in food output.

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-264) and index.

Contents

  • Prologue: Florida, November 2006 -- Breakfast in America -- How the honey bee conquered the world -- Collapse -- Whodunit -- Slow poison -- Florida, November 2007 -- The almond orgy -- Bees on the verge of a nervous breakdown -- Resilience and the Russians -- The birth of beauty -- Fruitless fall -- Epilogue: First frost

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