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Nature Insects & Spiders

Bees

Nature's Little Wonders

by (author) Candace Savage

Publisher
Greystone Books Ltd
Initial publish date
Sep 2008
Category
Insects & Spiders, Ecology
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781553653219
    Publish Date
    Sep 2008
    List Price
    $28.00
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781553655312
    Publish Date
    May 2011
    List Price
    $10.00

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Candace Savage is the author of numerous internationally acclaimed books on subjects ranging from natural history and science to popular culture. She is the author of the best-selling natural history titles Bird Brains: The Intelligence of Crows, Ravens, Magpies and Jays and Prairie: A Natural History, for which she won two Saskatchewan Book Awards and a Gold Medal from ForeWord Magazine in 2004. She is also a frequent contributor to numerous periodicals, including Canadian Geographic. She lives in Saskatoon, SK.

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Editorial Reviews

This is a honey of a little book in more ways than one. It is all about bees, insects many of us were fascinated by as children, as we watched them move from flower to flower, collecting honey . . . This is a wonderful book that makes you appreciate the bee world all the more. Great for children or adults, this book should BEE on your shopping list! —Shelf Life

Bees: Nature's Little Wonders, is a timely celebration of these queenly insects and their importance to our ecosystem. Savage flits and buzzes around her fascinating subject matter with typical curiosity and flair . . . Bees is abundant with stunning photos and quaint heritage graphics, while bee-themed verse by poets like Lorna Crozier and Emily Dickenson add a nice literary touch. —Toronto Star

Behold the honeybee, striped provider of sweetness and light to humans for thousands of years. These bugs certainly make Cheerios taste better, but could it be that we as a species have something to learn from their behaviour? In Bees: Nature's Little Wonders . . . Candace Savage maintains that we do. 'Unlike human groups, which often seem less intelligent than the individuals who make them up, a swarm of bees is always smarter than the sum of its parts.' —National Post

Bees may be the sort of book you will find in the bathroom at a cozy bed-and-breakfast establishment, but it is nonetheless a useful and delightful little book, lushly illustrated and complemented by sidebars containing poems, bits of folklore and so on. —Globe & Mail

Bees: Nature's Little Wonders will be a favorite reference book for years to come. The mix of science, folk-lore, quotes and images is splendid. —Bee Scene

Savage proceeds to intertwine a thoughtful study of bee biology with poems, fables, and ancient religious texts, weaving a unique history of the honey-makers that have enchanted humans for centuries. —Sierra Club

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