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The Hive: The Story of the Honeybee and Us

Out of Print

By: Bee Wilson

308 pages, B/w illus

John Murray

Hardback | Dec 2004 | #149374 | ISBN: 0719564093
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About this book

Ever since men first hunted for honeycomb in rocks and daubed pictures of it on cave walls, the honeybee has been seen as one of the wonders of nature: social, industrious, beautiful, terrifying. This book recounts the weird and wonderful things that humans believed about bees and their society through the ages. It is also a history of ideas, taking us through the evolution of science, religion and politics, and a social history which explores the bee's impact on food and human ritual.


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