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A sting in the tale

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A Sunday Times bestsellerShortlisted for the 2013 Samuel Johnson PrizeDave Goulson has always been obsessed with wildlife, from his childhood menagerie of exotic pets and dabbling in experimental taxidermy to his groundbreaking research into the mysterious ways of the bumblebee and his mission to protect our rarest bees.Once commonly found in the marshes of Kent, the short-haired bumblebee is now extinct in the UK, but still exists in the wilds of New Zealand, descended from a few queen bees shipped over in the nineteenth century. A Sting in the Tale tells the story of Goulson's passionate drive to reintroduce it to its native land and contains groundbreaking research into these curious creatures, history's relationship with the bumblebee, the disastrous effects intensive farming has had on our bee populations and the potential dangers if we are to continue down this path.

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Added value:
soem minor damage to cover and spine, clean inside
Author(s):
Dave Goulson
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0099575124
ISBN-13:
9780099575122
Publisher:
Vintage Books

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A Sunday Times bestsellerShortlisted for the 2013 Samuel Johnson PrizeDave Goulson has always been obsessed with wildlife, from his childhood menagerie of exotic pets and dabbling in experimental taxidermy to his groundbreaking research into the mysterious ways of the bumblebee and his mission to protect our rarest bees.Once commonly found in the marshes of Kent, the short-haired bumblebee is now extinct in the UK, but still exists in the wilds of New Zealand, descended from a few queen bees shipped over in the nineteenth century. A Sting in the Tale tells the story of Goulson's passionate drive to reintroduce it to its native land and contains groundbreaking research into these curious creatures, history's relationship with the bumblebee, the disastrous effects intensive farming has had on our bee populations and the potential dangers if we are to continue down this path.

Added value:
soem minor damage to cover and spine, clean inside
Author(s):
Dave Goulson
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0099575124
ISBN-13:
9780099575122
Publisher:
Vintage Books

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