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Sweetness and Light The Mysterious History of the Honeybee

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ISBN-10: 1400054052

ISBN-13: 9781400054053

Edition: 2004

Authors: Hattie Ellis

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“We have chosen to ?ll our hives with honey and wax; thus furnishing mankind with the two noblest of things, which are sweetness and light.” —Jonathan Swift (1667–1745) Sweetness and Light is the fascinating story of bees and honey from the Stone Age to the contemporary cutting edge; from Nepalese honey hunters to urban hives on the rooftops of New York City. Honey is nature in a pot, gathered in by bees from many different environments—Zambian rain forests, Midwestern prairies, Scottish moors, and thyme-covered Sicilian mountainsides, to name a few. But honey is much more than just a food, and bees are more than mere insects. The bee is the most studied creature on the planet next to man,…    
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Book details

List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/22/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946

Hattie Ellis has written about food and drink for The Sunday Times, the Independent on Sunday, and the Independent.

Acknowledgments
Prologue: Heather Honey
In the Beginning: Evolution
Wild Honey
Organization and Magic
Food of the Gods
Candlelight and Intoxication
Enlightenment
Frontiers
Folklore and Science
Creative Bee
Discovery
Rediscovery
Do Bees Dream?
Bibliography
Illustration Acknowledgments
Index