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The Hive

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Description for The Hive Paperback. The story of the inspiring relationship between bees, their hive and the human world, brilliantly reviewed in hardback Num Pages: 320 pages, Throughout. BIC Classification: TVHH; WNCN. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 196 x 129 x 20. Weight in Grams: 218.
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. No other creature has inspired in humans an identification so passionate, persistent or fantastical. In this gem of a book, award-winning writer Bee Wilson explores the magical world of the honeybee. From the hive to honey, from beekeepers to honeymooners, via Aristotle, Shakespeare, Napoleon and Sherlock Holmes, here is a book that delights and surprises at every turn. And there is even a ... Read more

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John Murray
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, United Kingdom
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About Bee Wilson
Bee Wilson is a food writer and historian. For five years she was the food critic of the New Statesman and now writes a weekly food column for the Sunday Telegraph. In 2002 she was named Radio 4 food writer of the year. She is currently a research fellow in the History of Ideas at St John's College, Cambridge. She ... Read more

Reviews for The Hive
A light and delicious book, in an exceptionally pretty honey-coloured jacket gilded with bees, and it is written with sparkle and charm ... some of her best writing is about the deliciousness of honey, and it is hard to read her chapter of recipes without drooling.
The Tablet
Can hardly be bettered.
Bee Wilson's little ... Read more

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