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A world without bees

Benjamin, Alison

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  • Creator Alison Benjamin, Brian McCallum
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication First Pegasus Books cloth edition. New York : Pegasus Books, 2009.
  • Physical Details
    • 298 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • ISBNs 9781605980652, 160598065X
  • OCLC ocn457083737

Summary

  • Writers and beekeepers Benjamin and McCallum have traveled across Europe and North America investigating the plight of the honeybee, which is disappearing across the globe at an alarming rate, addressing different causes for this growing catastrophe (dubbed colony collapse disorder or CCD), including viruses, parasites, pesticides, climate change, and the demands of commercial beekeeping.

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-289) and index.

Contents

  • In the beginning was the buzz : how bees and humans shaped each other's histories -- The master pollinator : why the honeybee is a flower's best friend -- The shrinking gene pool : the search for a better bee - and its dangerous results -- One crisis after another : a century and a half of empty hives -- Colony collapse disorder : are bees facing their greatest threat ever? -- Pesticide poisoning and GM crops : why keepers blame the chemical companies -- The enemy within : parasites and pests, from fungus to blood-sucking mites -- The changing environment : sprawling cities, rising temperatures- and an insect that is struggling to adapt -- The industrialisation of pollination : what happens when bees are treated like machines -- A world without bees : can humanity survive if the nightmare comes true? -- Last chances : how disaster could still be averted -- CCD timeline
  • In the beginning was the buzz : how bees and humans shaped each other's histories -- The master pollinator : why the honeybee is a flower's best friend -- The shrinking gene pool : the search for a better bee - and its dangerous results -- One crisis after another : a century and a half of empty lives -- Colony collapse disorder : are bees facing their greatest threat ever? -- Pesticide poisoning and GM crops : why keepers blame the chemical companies -- The enemy within : parasites and pests, from fungus to blood-sucking mites -- The changing environment : sprawling cities, rising temperatures- and an insect that is struggling to adapt -- The industrialisation of pollination : what happens when bees are treated like machines -- A world without bees : can humanity survive if the nightmare comes true? -- Last chances : how disaster could still be averted -- CCD timeline

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