A World Without Bees

A World Without Bees

by Allison Benjamin, Brian McCallum


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An investigation into the mysterious case of the vanishing honeybee.

From Los Angeles to London, from Slovenia to Taiwan, honeybees are dying. What is behind the catastrophe?

Writers and beekeepers Benjamin and McCallum have traveled across Europe and North America investigating the plight of the honeybee, which is disappearing across the globe at an alarming rate. From commercial almond farmers in California to local honey cultivators in the English countryside, all suffer from lonely hives that are filled with baby bees where all the adults have disappeared.

The loss of our black-and-yellow pollinators would mean the end of agriculture as we know it, threatening our civilization and our way of life, as a third of what we eat and much of what we wear is directly dependent on bees. Addressing different causes for this growing catastrophe, A World Without Bees will both enthrall readers and spur them to action.

"If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would only have four years of life left."—Albert Einstein

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781605980652
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 11/17/2009
Pages: 298
Product dimensions: 5.74(w) x 8.58(h) x 1.07(d)

About the Author

Allison Benjamin is deputy editor of Society Guardian and writes on environmental issues and social affairs.

Brian McCallum is an apiarist and currently studying to become a geography professor. He lives in London.

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