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A world without bees

Author: Alison Benjamin; Brian McCallum
Publisher: London : Guardian, 2008.
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"The strange case of the vanishing western honeybee has led to fears that we are dangerously out of kilter with nature. This important and compelling book by journalist and fledgling beekeeper, Allison Benjamin, will dramatically examine the environmental, political and economic forces shaping the honeybee's fragile existence - and why the world can't survive without it. Well-researched and artfully written, A World  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Benjamin, Alison.
World without bees.
London : Guardian, 2008
(OCoLC)761130429
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Benjamin; Brian McCallum
ISBN: 9780852650929 0852650922
OCLC Number: 213382710
Description: 298 pages, [4] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 19 cm
Contents: Introduction --
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 crop : 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.
Responsibility: Alison Benjamin and Brian McCallum.

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Honeybees are dying. In America, one in three hives was left lifeless at the beginning of 2008. In France, the death rate might be 60 percent. In Britain, a government minister has warned that honey  Read more...

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