Sweetness and Light

Sweetness and Light

The Mysterious History of the Honeybee

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Sweetness and Light is the fascinating story of bees and honey from the Stone Age to the Contemporary cutting edge; from Nepalese honey hunters to urban hives on the rooftops of New York City.

Baker & Taylor
Integrating popular science and social history, an intriguing global history of honeybees examines the hive society of the bee, as well as the influence of bees and honey on diverse cultures around the world and throughout history. 30,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Sweetness and Light is the fascinating story of bees and honey from the Stone Age to the Contemporary cutting edge; from Nepalese honey hunters to urban hives on the rooftops of New York City. Honey is nature in pot, gathered in by bees form many different environments-Zambian rain forests, Midwestern prairies, Scottish moors, and thyme-covered Sicilian mountainsides, to name a few. But honey is much more than just a food, and bees are more than mere insects. The bee is the most studied creature on the planet next to man, and it and its products have been harnessed by doctors, philosophers, scientists, politicians, artists, writers and architects throughout the ages as both metaphor and material.

Baker
& Taylor

Integrating popular science and social history, a global history of honeybees examines the hive society of the bee, as well as the influence of bees and honey on diverse cultures around the world and throughout history.

Publisher: New York : Harmony Books, 2004
ISBN: 9781400054053
1400054052
Branch Call Number: 595.799 EL
Characteristics: p. cm

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patcarstensen
Jul 08, 2019

The English perspective makes the book interesting.

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dano62
Aug 05, 2018

The author's well-rounded account made this a very interesting and insightful synopsis. Discussed were topics such as history of candle making, mead, and introduction of honeybees to the Americas. In addition, she discusses the effect that bees had on some notable developers and artists-their contribution and life. I realised in reading, that bees' activities have become highly domesticated; in my own limited observations, reluctantly, I haven't seen any around.

rstucke35 Jan 08, 2013

Very insightful and interesting book. The author covers some of the science of the honey bee as well as the historical interaction of the human and the honey bee. The writing and editing of the book was very well done.

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