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Sweetness and Light The Mysterious History of the Honeybee

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ISBN-10: 1400054060

ISBN-13: 9781400054060

Edition: N/A

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: $16.00
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 4/25/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.396

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