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In Praise of Bees : a Cabinet of Curiosities.

Author: Elizabeth Birchall
Publisher: Wykey : Quiller, 2014.
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This fascinating and comprehensive book explores the bee's place in human society from prehistoric cave paintings and inscribed clay tablets through to our contemporary world – a cabinet whose drawers are filled with nuggets of bee science and practical beekeeping, myth, religion, politics, philosophy and folklore. There is a selection of verse and a rich variety of illustrations ranging from Old Masters and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Birchall
ISBN: 9781846892042 184689204X
OCLC Number: 887507640
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (562 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Dedication; Epigraph; Acknowledgements; Contents; 1: Introduction; 2: From Wild Bees to Early Beekeeping; 3: Messengers of the Gods; 4: Christian Bees; 5: Moral and Sagacious Bees; 6: For Tyranny or Commonwealth?; 7: The Bees' Own City; 8: Awesome Swarms; 9: Bees Do It --
Millennia of Mystery; 10: A Settled Sure Abode; 11: Lurking Lizards and Collapsing Colonies; 12: Honey; 13: Medicinal and Other 'Subtil Gifts'; 14: Companions from Cradle to Grave; 15: Bees in the Bonnet --
Folk Customs and Curious Anecdotes; 16: Warrior Bees; 17: From Lanthorn Pane to Electron Microscope. 18: Beekeeping --
a Craft and a DelightBibliography; A, B, C; Index; D, E, F; G, H, I; J, K, L; M, N, O; P, Q, R; S, T, U; V, W, X; Y, Z; Copyright.

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This fascinating and comprehensive book explores the bee's place in human society from prehistoric cave paintings and inscribed clay tablets through to our contemporary world – a cabinet whose drawers are filled with nuggets of bee science and practical beekeeping, myth, religion, politics, philosophy and folklore. There is a selection of verse and a rich variety of illustrations ranging from Old Masters and scientific etchings to modern photographs. An in-depth look at bees' complex society and their present plight, the ongoing political and scientific to and fro regarding pesticides and.

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