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    DescriptionHoneybees are dying. In America, one in three hives was left lifeless at the beginning of 2008. In France, the death rate was more than 60 per cent. In Britain, a government minister warned that honey bees could be extinct within a decade. A third of all that we eat, and much of what we wear, relies on pollination by honeybees. So if - or when - the world loses its black-and-yellow workers, the consequences will be dire. What is behind this catastrophe? Viruses, parasites, pesticides and climate change have all been blamed. As has modern monoculture agribusiness. In this timely book, two keen amateur apiarists investigate all the claims and counterclaims with the help of scientists and beekeepers in Europe, America and beyond. They ask the question that will soon be on everyone's lips: is there any possible way of saving the honeybees - and, with them, the world as we know it?


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    Title
    A World Without Bees
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alison Benjamin, By (author) Brian McCallum
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 220 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780852651315
    ISBN 10: 0852651317
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: SCP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.2
    BIC subject category V2: RNKH, WNCN
    DC22: 595.799
    BISAC V2.8: NAT037000, NAT011000
    Thema V1.0: WNCN, RNKH
    Illustrations note
    col. ill
    Publisher
    Guardian Books
    Imprint name
    Guardian Books
    Publication date
    26 June 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Alison Benjamin is deputy editor of Society Guardian and writes on environmental issues and social affairs for the newspaper. She took up beekeeping three years ago with her partner, Brian McCallum, who is currently studying to become a geography teachers. They keep a number of hives in London and are the authors of Keeping Bees and Making Honey.
    Review quote
    "surprisingly moving" Metro "a highly enjoyable, polished, well-researched homage to the honeybee" Observer "The success of A World Without Bees lies in its explanation of the challenges faced by the honeybee population and the intensiveness of commercial beekeeping" Daily Telegraph