Buzz - The Nature and Necessity of Bees
"Popular science at its intelligent best." --Economist
Bees are like oxygen: ubiquitous, essential, and, for the most part, overlooked. And yet they lie at the heart of relationships that bind the human and natural worlds. In Buzz, award-winning author and biologist Thor Hanson explores how -- from honeybees and bumbles to lesser-known diggers, miners, leafcutters, and masons -- bees have long been central to our harvests, our mythologies, and our very existence, and, alarmingly, why they are at risk of disappearing. As informative and enchanting as the waggle dance of a honeybee, Buzz shows us why all bees are wonders to celebrate and protect. Once you read this book, you'll never overlook them again.
Winner of the Pacific Northwest Book Award
"Hanson is an insightful observer of evolution, at his most elegant when digging deep into the science." --Wall Street Journal
"Vividly zinging." --New York Times Book Review